Television Academy presented Score! A Concert Celebrating Music Composed for Television,hosted bymusic author, writer and professor, Jon Burlingame. Guests enjoyed a special concert featuring iconic television themes, conducted by the composers who wrote them, from over 50 of television’s most celebrated series, past and present. Featured composers included Jeff Beal (House of Cards), Sean Callery (24, Homeland and Elementary), Alf Clausen (The Simpsons), Lisa Coleman (Nurse Jackie, Touch and Heroes), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones),James S. Levine (American Horror Story and Glee), John Lunn (Downton Abbey),Bear McCreary (Da Vinci’s Demons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Walking Dead),Wendy Melvoin (Nurse Jackie, Touch and Heroes), Trevor Morris (Vikings, The Borgias and The Tudors), Walter Murphy (Family Guy), among many others. Mark Snow, fifteen-time Emmy®-nominated film composer(The X-Files, Millennium),was also honored by the Television Academy’s Music Peer Group with the Career Achievement Award, which was presented to him by his brother-in-law, Tim Daly (The Mindy Project).
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- CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS:
· The concert was packed with surprise performances during and in between the orchestral suites, such as…
· During the dramatic performance of “The Walking Dead” suite, six zombies snuck through the crowd and leapt on-stage to attack and capture composer and leading conductor, Bear McCreary. The zombies carried McCreary off-stage, leaving a fellow colleague to conduct the remainder of the score.
· An action-packed sword fight broke out on stage to conclude composer Trevor Morris’ “The Tudors” suite. The victor of this battle continued on to introduce composer Ramin Djawadi to the audience for his “Game of Thrones” performance.
· Actor Tim Daly presented his brother-and-law and fifteen-time Emmy®-nominated, Mark Snow, with the Career Achievement Award, joking about childhood pastimes and dotingly referring to Snow as, “ …the brother I never had.”