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Classical pick of the Week: Film Music at the Hollywood Bowl, Arboretum, and the Disney Hall

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"To the Stars" in Dragonheart is one of the oft-used pieces of music in trailers and film today. Jump to 2:20 to hear the theme. This week's classical pick highlights concerts in LA that focus on movie music.Although Porgy and Bess is typically remembered as one of the most famous American operas of all time, it was also made into a film featuring Sidney Poitier and sammy Davis Jr. You can hear Gershwin's music and see a performance of Porgy and Besstonight at the Hollywood Bowl. Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Victor Verner, founder/music director of the Cal Phil, says that this weekend's concerts aim to "highlight the spirit of bravery, daring and romance in makind throughout the ages." The program includes music from the films of Braveheart, Kiss Me, Kate, Tristan and Isolde, Camelot, and Zorro. Robert Thies will perform Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. Performances are this Saturday the 25th at the Arboretum and the 26th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Click here for more info. Concerts begin at 7:30 PM and 2 PM, respectivey.

Although the Phillip Glass Ensemble will not perform any of the film music of Philip Glass, it is a good opportunity to hear the music of one of the biggest 20th century composers. He is best known for his film scores in Kundun, the Hours, and Notes on a Scandal. This concert is on Thursday, July 23rd at 8 PM.

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