Austin Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘La La Land' score at Long Center

AUSTIN - For one night only, Austin will become the “City of Stars,” at least for a couple hours.

The Austin Symphony Orchestra will be performing the score from the Academy Award winning film “La La Land” on June 30 in a special screening at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Austin.

“The entire film score will be performed with the movie,” said Eric Marshall, public relations and guest artists manager with the orchestra. “Every note from every song!”

The orchestra, which will consist of 77 musicians and 18 different instruments, will be conducted by Thiago Tiberio.

“La La Land” was nominated for a whopping 14 Academy Awards this year and won six, including Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for “City of Stars.”

The film follows the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they struggle to make a name for themselves while following their dreams in modern day Los Angeles.

“It’s a great show because it actually gives a more realistic way of what LA and the theater scene is actually like,” said Tom Hale, Principal French Horn. “Where there are actually normal people trying to do the gig, instead of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and celebrities you’d expect.”

“I like the marriage between the old and new Hollywood,” added Daniel Chrisman, Bassoon III & Contrabassoon. “The acoustic instruments and then the modern adaptations that translate very well to a live orchestral performance.”

Marshall said the highly experienced orchestra received the music from Justin Hurwitz’s award-winning score on June 14 and will have their first rehearsal the day before the performance.

Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased here. It begins at 8 p.m.

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