Conducting Masterclass with Larry Blank
LA 12 PM | NY 3 PM | UK 8 PM
Conducting Masterclass with Larry Blank
ASMAC Members: Free *, $5 Affiliated Organizations **, $10 General Admission*** (please see footnotes below for details)
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Larry Blank is one of the most prolific and sought-after composers, conductors, and orchestrators in the entertainment business today. His work has been presented all over the world, including some of Broadway’s most successful musicals, Carnegie Hall, and top television and film projects.
He was the music director/conductor and/or vocal arranger for many shows on Broadway and in Los Angeles including Evita, La Cage Aux Folles, Phantom of the Opera, Copperfield, Colette, A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music.
He has been nominated three times for both the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for his orchestrations in The Drowsy Chaperone, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and with Marc Shaiman for Catch Me If You Can. Larry received a Drama Desk nomination for orchestrations for A Christmas Story and Honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Larry contributed to the orchestrations for both the stage and film production of The Producers as well as the film Chicago.
Larry is a regular conductor and arranger for BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night in the UK.
Larry is also the music director and orchestrator (along with Mark Cumberland) for the Olivier Awards in London.
Mr. Blank has worked with top talent from varied fields of the entertainment world, notably as personal conductor to Michael Crawford. He has also worked with Michael Feinstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Christine Baranski, Roberta Flack, Pete Fountain, Peabo Bryson, Sally Kellerman, Nancy Dussault, Marc Shaiman, Jerry Herman, Ann-Margaret, Davis Gaines, Bette Midler, George Benson, Placido Domingo, Randy Newman, Trisha Yearwood, Tom Scott, Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, John Raitt and Diana Rigg.
Blank’s background includes orchestrating and arranging songs for South Park and was music supervisor and orchestrator for Jerry Herman’s movie, Mrs. Santa Claus starring Angela Lansbury and Charles Durning. Some of the films he lent his talent to include The Kid, The American President, City Slickers II, The Net and That’s Entertainment III. His music can be heard on the animated feature films Cats Don’t Dance and All Dogs Go to Heaven as well as the 101 Dalmatians Christmas Special.
Mr. Blank’s television work includes orchestrating and composing music for several of the GRAMMY Awards and Academy Award shows as well as numerous television movies and shows.
Mr. Blank has guest conducted many of the orchestras throughout the world, including The San Francisco Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Auckland Symphony, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Pops, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony.
Larry has been named Resident Pops Conductor along with regular Pops conductor Michael Feinstein for The Pasadena Symphony and Pops.
Composer, arranger and pianist Sylvester Rivers has recorded with numerous hit artists including Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, New Edition, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Barry White, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio, Deniece Williams, The Fifth Dimension and many others. Composing, arranging and orchestrating for television and film, as well, such as the television series, “Fame,” songs for the Kevin Bacon/ Laurence Fishburne film, “Quicksilver,” “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and numerous others, he has been prolific in producing music throughout a wide spectrum. Find out more about Sylvester Rivers by visiting his website: http://www.sylvesterrivers.com/
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|Event Date||Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 pm|
|Individual Price||ASMAC Members: Free *, $5 Affiliated Organizations **, $10 General Admission*** (please see footnotes below for details)|