AR Rahman's score to be a part of Oscar Concert
The composer's Oscar-winning hit composition for Slumdog Millionaire will be a part of the concert to be held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 28
In the run-up to the 90th annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the Oscar Concert on February 28 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concert schedule was officially announced earlier this week, and AR Rahman's hit composition from Slumdog Millionaire has been included in the line-up planned for the concert.
Rahman grabbed two Oscars for the song Jai ho in British filmmaker Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy Awards.
Interestingly, the concert will include the world premiere of compositions from all five original score Oscar nominees: Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer, Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood, The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Carter Burwell.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino and Oscar-winning director Pete Docter will also present a live demonstration of the scoring process, followed by musical selections from Pixar's Up and additional scores revolving around sounds of home, fear, love, courage and the chase.
The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second consecutive year, will be held on March 4.