Celebrated Composers Participate in Forum Prior to U.S. Army Field Band Performance at El Camino College
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Celebrated Composers Participate in Forum Prior to U.S. Army Field Band Performance at El Camino College

Several guest composers will participate in a forum about music and movies before a highly anticipated Nov. 5 performance by the United States Army Field Band in El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. The composer forum begins at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Admission to both the forum and concert are free, although tickets are required to attend the concert. Campus parking is also free for these events.

The guest composers will discuss their respective experiences in writing music for various film, TV and media projects that depict the inspiration and perseverance of soldiers' service and sacrifice. Guests will include composers such as Mark Isham (“Once Upon A Time.” “Crash”), Jeff Beal (“House of Cards,” “The Long Road Home”), Laura Karpman (“Underground,” “Paris Can Wait”), Joseph DeBeasi (“American Sniper”), Joshua Moshier (“Baskets,” “Happy Anniversary”), and Tim Simonec, famed Hollywood composer/orchestrator/conductor/arranger. 

The concert “Generations of Honor, The Soundtrack of the American Soldier” follows, featuring the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band. This performance is a tribute to the stories of our military as told by Hollywood. Audience members will enjoy exciting music from some of the greatest films of our generation, from “Saving Private Ryan” to “The Great Escape.” When filmmakers highlight the service of our soldiers, they bring real-life heroes into the heart of popular culture and share their sacrifice with all Americans. 

Free tickets are available at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system, in person at the Ticket Office, or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, please call or visit the Ticket Office; online tickets are limited to 10 per person. For more information, the Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or view www.centerforthearts.org. Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

October 29, 2018