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New York Philharmonic Performs Live Score to There Will Be Blood

The Philharmonic performs Jonny Greenwood’s riveting film score to the powerful, Oscar-nominated film.

The New York Philharmonic’s sixth season of The Art of the Score will open September 12–13, 2018, with a complete screening of There Will Be Blood with Jonny Greenwood’s Grammy-nominated score performed live to the film, conducted by Hugh Brunt in his Philharmonic debut.

Jonny Greenwood’s score for There Will Be Blood incorporates the third movement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, as well as Mr. Greenwood’s previously composed classical works: Popcorn Superhet Receiver, for string orchestra, and smear, for two ondes Martenots and ensemble. The lead guitarist of the rock band Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood grew up studying viola and counts Ligeti, Messiaen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Paul Lansky among his primary influences.

Hugh Brunt is the co-founder / co-artistic director of the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO), which recorded There Will Be Blood as well as Jonny Greenwood’s scores for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (conducted by Hugh Brunt) and Phantom Thread. He also conducted the premieres of seven short works by Jonny Greenwood with the LCO Soloists.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in writer / director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 drama about a ruthless oilman during California’s oil boom at the turn of the 20th century, inspired by Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil! The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Cinematography.

September 12 and 13, two nights only.
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

For tickets, visit nyphil.org/concerts-tickets