31st Season Finale: Salute to Lee Holdridge

Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Guest: Lee Holdridge


Our 31st Season Finale

Field Trip to Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

4:00pm or 7:00pm (you pick!)

A Film and Music Salute to Composer, Conductor and Arranger


Lee Holdridge was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His mother is Puerto Rican and his father American. He spent his early years in Costa Rica, beginning music studies on the violin at the age of ten with Hugo Mariani, then the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. At fifteen - now determined to be a composer - he moved to Boston to finish high school and study composition with Henry Lasker.

Later, Holdridge moved to New York to continue his music studies and begin his professional career as a composer. While in New York, he wrote chamber works, rock pieces, songs, theater music and background scores for short films. Holdridge's successes in New York came to the attention of Neil Diamond who brought Holdridge to Los Angeles to write arrangements for Diamond's forthcoming albums. A string of gold and platinum hits followed, which led to Diamond and Holdridge collaborating on the film score for Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Since that time Holdridge has scored numerous film and T.V. hits including films such as Splash, Big Business, Mr. Mom, Micki & Maude,16 Days Of Glory, The Other Side Of The Mountain Pt. II, Mustang Country, The Beastmaster, Jeremy (Cannes Festival award winner), Sylvester, A Tigers' Tale and El Pueblo Del Sol. T.V.

We are honored that Lee will be on stage at Sherwood Auditorium for a music and film showcasing of his stellar career.

Running Time: 90 Minutes

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY for the use of their Steinway Grand Piano.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at Sherwood Auditorium inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: "Society's Finest Award" ballots will be handed out this evening to pick your favorites of the season. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Cinema Society office at andy@cinemasociety.com or 619-280-1600 ext. 6 and a ballot will be emailed to you.

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