Legendary “Mary Poppins” Composer, Richard Sherman, and Warner Bros. Music President, Paul Broucek, will present at the 2015 Golden Score Awards in Los Angeles.
Richard Sherman of the legendary Sherman Brothers, will present the Golden Score award to Texas Rising/Sin City com-poser John Debney at ASMAC’s 37th annual Golden Score Awards, on Thursday, September 17th at 5:30 pm at Skirball Cultural Center. The Sherman Brothers, played by B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman in 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks, wrote more musical scores than any other songwriting team in history including Disney classics Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The evening’s second recipient, Jurassic Park/Matrix orchestrator/composer Conrad Pope, will receive the award from Warner Bros. Music President, Paul Broucek. Performances will feature L.A. recording musician stalwarts Gayle Levant (harp) and Steve Erdody (cello) as well as the great Mike Lang (piano), also a Jazz artist who has collaborated with David Paich of Toto, Gloria Cheng (piano) who recently worked with top film composers John Williams, Randy Newman, Alexandre Desplat, Bruce Broughton, Don Davis and Michael Giacchino on a recording of their original compositions for solo piano, and Mike Valerio, a soloist with the LA Philharmonic, among others.
John Debney, a Los Angeles native from Glendale, California, whose emotional score for The Passion of the Christ received an Oscar nomination for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, has won numerous Emmy and other awards for his film and TV work, which includes a diverse list of top box office-grossing films such as The Princess Diaries, Iron Man 2, Elf, Spy Kids, The Emperor’s New Groove, Valentine’s Day and Bruce Almighty and miniseries’ Hatfields & McCoys and Texas Rising.
Conrad Pope, becoming more recognized for his own skills as a composer, has collaborated with many Oscar-winners such as John Williams, James Horner and Alexandre Desplat, orchestrating and conducting on over 100 scores for the Harry Potter, Hobbit and Matrix films as well as Argo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Moonrise Kingdom, A Night at the Museum and numerous other major features. His original score for the documentary film, Tim’s Vermeer, directed by Teller of Penn and Teller, won him an International Film Music Critics Award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE for a documentary. In addition, he continues to write original orchestral works for U.S. and international symphonies.
The American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers (ASMAC) was formed in 1938 to celebrate the achievements of the more mature members, along with supporting younger musicians with mentorships, master classes and scholarships. The star-studded evening begins at 5:30 pm with cocktails and a silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner at 7:00 pm, with the awards program kicking off at 7:30 pm, which is sure to include some surprises. For tickets and sponsorship information or to place a congratulatory ad, call (818) 994-4661 or visit www.asmac.org.