Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30PM
Copley Symphony Hall

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A San Diego Symphony Salon Series Presentation at the Jacobs Music Center

BRUCE BROUGHTON | Film composer
LARRY GROUPÉ | Film composer
NUVI MEHTA | Concert Commentator and "Voice of the San Diego Symphony"

Guest Musicians:
Nuvi Mehta, violin
Zou Yu, violin (SDSO)
Dorothy Zeavin, viola (SDSO)
Xian Zhuo, cello (SDSO)
Mike Grego, clarinet
David Savage, bassoon
Douglas Hall, horn (SDSO)
Bryan Verhoye, piano

Free special presentation: a thought-provoking discussion about music scoring in the film industry featuring Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes, Tombstone) and Larry Groupé (Deterrence and The Contender).

This is event is FREE, but ticketed. Lobby and bars open at 6:30pm. Reserve your tickets today by clicking the “purchase” button to the left!

In this unique symposium, two award-winning film composers talk with Nuvi Mehta as they draw on film clips and a sextet of live musicians to illustrate how they develop themes and scores for the movies and how the right score can make or break a mood, a scene, a film. Each composer has put together film sequences starting with raw un-scored scenes, showing how he made musical choices to help create the final movies. Both have created concert versions of selected movie sequences for chamber sextet to premiere live at the event.

Few composers are better positioned to talk about the art of music for film and television than Bruce Broughton, best known for his many film scores which include the Oscar® nominated Silverado and Grammy® nominated Young Sherlock Holmes, as well as Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street and Harry and the Hendersons. His television work has earned him 24 Emmy® nominations and ten Emmy® awards. Symphony orchestras, bands and chamber and wind ensembles worldwide have performed and recorded his many compositions. Bruce is an adjunct professor in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television for the Thornton School of Music at USC and a lecturer in music composition at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Mr. Broughton’s complete filmography and compositions can be found at

Film composer Larry Groupé is a multi- Emmy® winning composer whose film and television credits include Straw Dogs, The Contender, Nothing but the Truth, Resurrecting the Champ, Deterrence, Commander in Chief, Line of Fire, Love Lies Bleeding, The Mind of the Married Man, Man About Town and the upcoming Cats Dancing on Jupiter. A graduate of the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, he went on to earn his Masters of Music in Composition at UCSD where he studied with Roger Reynolds, Toru Takemitsu and Pauline Oliveros. He has composed, conducted and produced over eighty CD recordings including Dream Cinema, Straw Dogs and Excelsius. His music has been performed by many orchestras including Water Unfolding commissioned by the San Diego Symphony and Menagerie commissioned for the 85th birthday of the Spreckels Organ, the world’s largest outdoor organ in San Diego's Balboa Park. For more information visit

Questions will also be taken from the audience.

About ART CONNECTION: San Diego Symphony’s Lively Conversations about Art, Culture and Creativity:

The San Diego Symphony is launching a new series of events featuring experts in the fields of music, fine arts, architecture, literature and culture. Each presentation will focus around a specific topic that will be discussed by distinguished speakers and experts in their field, providing audiences with insights and provocative new ways of thinking about how art intersects with the world.

Envisioned as an opportunity for San Diegans to experience live and in person some of the most creative and dynamic writers, artists and cultural provocateurs working today, ART CONNECTION will bring to San Diego creative and inspirational speakers who will challenge our concepts of how art and music, space and location, creativity and commerce, influence our personal experience and collective identity.