First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

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First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 3:25 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar is putting on his very first concert.

The film academy announced Thursday it will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the Academy Awards that celebrates the year's nominated music.

The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA's Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer.

Besides music from "Gravity," ''The Book Thief," ''Saving Mr. Banks," ''Philomena" and "Her," the program will include performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year at the March 2 ceremony. Jill Scott is set to sing "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will perform their song, "Let it Go" from "Frozen."

Other performers will be announced soon. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

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