- Tom Hudson
Los Angeles correspondent / Editor
- On January 25, 2014
The London Philharmonic Orchestra reports that they will perform several commissioned works the 2014-2015 season, including the world premier of a concert work by James Horner, "for four horns." On March 27, 2015, Horner's new concert work will be showcased between performances of Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. This proceeds another concert work we've also reported on: a double concerto for violin and cello, to premier in Liverpool this November.
One of the four horn players is frequent James Horner collaborator, James Thatcher. The composer himself has a special relationship with the French horn, both in his own compositions and his music experience. He played French Horn in orchestra as a youngster, and he very effectively featured the nobility of the instrument in the scores to Testament, In Country, Searching For Bobby Fischer, Deep Impact, and "A Shore Never Reached" (Back to Titanic), to name only a few highlights. It is extremely exciting to note that, while fewer films are being graced with the maestro's touch, his music is now beginning to fill concert halls.
This is very new news. We will report more as we learn further information.