Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents “LACO @ The Movies Celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios,” for which Dustin Hoffman is honorary chair, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7 pm, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, a historic movie palace in Downtown LA. The evening will feature animation spanning 80 years with world-premiere orchestral scores performed live by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, considered one of the world’s premiere chamber orchestras, led by six-time Emmy® Award-winning composer Mark Watters. The event will feature nine shorts, including two which have been lost for over 50 years.
Film tickets and exclusive sponsorship packages, including a post-film cocktail party, are available. Film tickets for “LACO @ The Movies Celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios” start at $35; tickets for the film and post-film cocktail party are $550; and exclusive sponsorship packages begin at $2,500. The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a beautifully restored, Spanish Gothic, historic movie palace located at 929 South Broadway Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For tickets and information, please visit laco.org or call LACO at 213 622 7001.
FEATURED ANIMATED SHORTS:
Poor Papa (1927)
Africa Before Dark (1928)
Plane Crazy (1929)
Silly Symphony Music Land (1935)
The Band Concert (1935)
Lonesome Ghosts (1937; Have-A-Laugh version)
Mickey’s Trailer (1938; Have-A-Laugh version)
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (Fantasia, 1940)
Get A Horse! (2013)
- WORLD PREMIRES of two fully-restored 1920s-era “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” shorts lost for more than 50 years – Poor Papa (1927) and Africa Before Dark (1928) – with WORLD PREMIERES of newly created scores. Nearly 90 years after their creation, these two shorts, which never had musical scores, not only finally have them, but they have also been written by six-time Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Watters and will be showcased for the first time with the films at the event.
- WORLD PREMIERE of compelling new adaptation for chamber orchestra of the score (adapted by Mark Watters as well) for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Fantasia (1940), featuring a newly restored print of the film on the occasion of this timeless classic’s 75th Anniversary.
- FIRST EVER live musical performance to the 80-year-old “Silly Symphony” short Music Land (1935), featuring the brilliant and virtuosic score that pits the Land of Symphony against the Isle of Jazz for a unique Disney “take” on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (the score was not originally intended to be performed live since it was written for two separate ensembles – an orchestra and a jazz ensemble – and required very careful editing to match it precisely to the action in the film.
- FIRST VER live musical performance to the 2014 Academy Award-nominated Get A Horse (2013).
- 80th ANNIVERSARY celebration of The Band Concert (1935), the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon to use the Technicolor process.
- The iconic Mickey Mouse Plane Crazy (1929), the FIRST MICKEY MOUSE CARTOON created by Walt Disney and inspired by Charles Lindberg’s fist solo-flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
- The delightful “Have a Laugh” versions of Lonesome Ghosts (1937) and Mickey’s Trailer (1938).
This event is best suited for children 6+.