The Philadelphia Orchestra to perform Pixar in Concert

The Philadelphia Orchestra, which pioneered combining symphonic music with film in Disney’s Fantasia, performs Pixar in Concert, live music scores from the studio’s beloved animated features combined with dazzling film clips from all 14 Pixar hits. The program offers the unique experience of the Orchestra performing the vibrant scores to montages of Pixar films, which have given audiences of all ages some of the most touching and memorable moments in movie history, in concert at the family-friendly times of 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25, and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

The 14 films that Pixar Animation Studios has produced have changed the way animation is looked at on the big screen. One of the distinguishing aspects of the Pixar films is serious and respectful attention to music and its role in that storytelling. All 14 scores have been written by just four composers and, collectively, this music has won three Academy Awards, received 10 additional Oscar nominations, and won 10 Grammy Awards.

“Music, to me, is one of the most important things to give a movie emotion,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “Lighting, color, and music are all things I use as a storyteller.”

Music from all 14 Pixar animated features will be performed: Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Toy Story 2, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and the latest additions, Brave and Monsters University.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © Disney/Pixar.

Tickets will be available to the public beginning Wednesday, May 21, and to subscribers as part of a special pre-sale on Tuesday, May 20. All artists, dates, prices, and programs subject to change. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased online at www.philorch.org, over the phone at 215.893.1999, or in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office.

Submitted by The Philadelphia Orchestra