May 13, 2014

ASCAP TV Music Takes Center Stage at SCORE! Concert on 5/21

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ASCAP TV composers and their brilliant work will take center stage at the first ever SCORE! A Concert Celebrating Music Composed for Television, presented by the Television Academy on Wednesday, May 21st at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Featuring a full, 67-piece orchestra composed of the industry’s top studio musicians and symphonic players, the 40-voice LA Chorus directed by Steve Lively, and iconic television themes conducted by the composers who wrote them, SCORE! is an unprecedented musical event. Hosted by music author, writer and professor, Jon Burlingame, the program will feature original music from over 50 of television’s most celebrated series, past and present. The evening will also honor 19-time Emmy-nominated ASCAP composer Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium), with a Career Achievement Award presented by the Television Academy’s Music Peer Group.

SCORE! will feature classic TV themes and underscore from the following ASCAP composers:

  • Sean Callery24, Homeland and Elementary
  • Alf ClausenThe Simpsons
  • Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones
  • James S. Levine - American Horror Story and Glee
  • John Lunn (PRS) - Downton Abbey
  • Bear McCreary - Da Vinci’s Demons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Walking Dead
  • Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman  -  Nurse Jackie, Touch and Heroes
  • Trevor MorrisVikings, The Borgias and The Tudors
  • Walter Murphy - Family Guy
  • Mark Snow - Millennium and The X-Files

ASCAP is supporting SCORE! as the event's exclusive performing rights organization sponsor. Commented ASCAP Vice President of Film and Television / Visual Media Shawn LeMone: "Since the dawn of television, ASCAP members have been there to engage, entertain and captivate audiences with their music. All of us at ASCAP are thrilled to be contribute to the Academy's first ever concert celebrating television music in the same year that we celebrate our own 100th anniversary."

"It's said we are in the second Golden Age of television. But I think this is the Platinum Age and music is its emotional beating heart,” said ASCAP composer Michael A. Levine, Television Academy Music Peer Group Governor and one of the executive producers of SCORE! “There has never been such a confluence of so many great programs - and great scores - in the history of our medium.  This concert showcases a small sampling of this outstanding work."

SCORE! is executive produced by Levine, six-time Emmy Award-winning ASCAP composer, Mark Watters, and ASCAP composer/producer Lucas Cantor, while ASCAP member Spike Jones, Jr.  produces and directs the evening.

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RSVPs for the SCORE! concert are now closed. For additional information, visit TelevisionAcademy.com.