In an Oscar first, the Academy is throwing a concert. The Feb. 27 event at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles will feature the nominated music three days before the 86th Academy Awards.
In an Oscar first, the Academy is throwing a concert.
The Feb. 27 event at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles will feature the nominated music three days before the 86th Academy Awards.
"Oscar Concert" will feature an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers:
- William Butler and Owen Pallett for "Her"
- Alexandre Desplat for "Philomena"
- Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks"
- Steven Price for "Gravity"
- John Williams for "The Book Thief"
For the Original Songs, "special performers and guests" will sing the nominees. Writers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will perform "Let It Go" from "Frozen." Jill Scott will perform "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2." Performers for the other two nominated songs will be announced closer to the event.
Tickets are $100 and $75 (plus $13-15 in fees) for the public via Ticketmaster. Academy members are offered discounted tickets.
Listen to the songs and scores:
The 86th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2013, will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.