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San Francisco Symphony Presents “Disney and Pixar–A Musical Journey into Animation,” May 18 at Davies Symphony Hall

April 10, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED May 2, 2017
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS

“DISNEY AND PIXAR–A MUSICAL JOURNEY INTO ANIMATION” ON MAY 18

Concert Features Commentary by Disney Producer and Director Don Hahn

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SAN FRANCISCO, CAThe San Francisco Symphony presents a special concert celebrating the music and animation of Disney and Pixar films on Thursday, May 18 at Davies Symphony Hall. The concert follows the innovative history of the Walt Disney Animation Studios and the groundbreaking arrival of Pixar Animation Studios to present a fascinating narrative on the evolution of animation as an art form and the use of music to communicate memorable stories. Acclaimed producer and director Don Hahn, producer of Disney’s The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, will provide insights and rare behind-the-scenes imagery from the Disney archives to shed new light on iconic moments such as Mickey Mouse’s Rossini-inspired stint as a conductor in The Band Concert (1935) and the astonishing impressionistic aesthetic of Bambi (1942). The program also explores the growing role of technology in animation, including moments like the early use of computerized backgrounds in the ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast (1991), which signaled the revolutionary arrival of Pixar’s inaugural full-length computer animated film Toy Story (1995). With full-scale cinematic visuals projected above live musical performances by the San Francisco Symphony, this concert program offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of decades of Disney and Pixar innovations. 

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