The Hollywood Sound
The Los Angeles Philharmonic joins Pacific Standard Time with an exploration of L.A.’s contributions to film scores.
The Getty Institute-initiated cultural event Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 has brought together more than 60 Southern California cultural institutions to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. scene. The Los Angeles Philharmonic joins in with an exploration of L.A.’s contributions to film scores. The Hollywood Sound, at Walt Disney Concert Hall Dec. 8–11, features music by famed composers including Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Their memorable scores are performed by the Phil with cellist Zuill Bailey and conducted by Thomas Wilkins. On the program are such compositions as North’s “A Streetcar Named Desire Suite,” Goldsmith’s “Planet of the Apes: The Hunt” and “Chinatown Suite,” Herrmann’s “North by Northwest Overture” and Williams’ “Close Encounters of the Third Kind Suite.” 151 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.4399. laphil.com