Johnoscar Releases "Cinema Paradiso: A Night At The Movies

Posted June 25, 2015 by Daleth92

Virtuoso concert pianist Johnoscar will release "Cinema Paradiso: A Night At The Movies"

This June fans of Johnoscar have cause to celebrate as the concert pianist releases his new album: Cinema Paradiso, A Night At The Movies. This is Johnoscar's second independent release and the follow-up to his 2013 album "Christmas,"which has scored solid five stars with every review. The Filipino born resident of the San Francisco Bay Area will premiere his album in live performance, and in its entirety, at the restored and historic Rio Grand Movie Theater in New Mexico June 23--the date of its release.

The Cinema Paradiso program features arrangements and interpretations of some of the greatest film music ever composed from some of the greatest films ever made including Cinema Paradiso, The Mission and Modern Times. It covers a span of almost 100 years of film music and includes some of the pianist's signature pieces such as Somewhere In Time, Warsaw Concerto and the piano score from Schindler's List John Williams penned for Johnoscar while he was still a student at Juilliard. Johnoscar's interpretations and performances become the common thread tying these pieces together into a cohesive whole and endows this body of work with emotion, development and meaning. "The album tell a story," says Johnoscar, "an entire civilization's story--by using music to trigger the power of film." The album's performances utilized the rich sound of a 100 year old Steinway in a state of the art recording studio.

Johnoscar has performed as a soloist, and as a soloist with orchestras, on three continents including a head of state and an appearance at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. He debuted as a soloist with The San Francisco Symphony at 17 performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and has appeared in many of the great concert halls around the world. Some highlights include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Davies Hall, Herbst Theater at the San Francisco War Memorial, The Royal Palace in Brussels and the Paris Conservatory with Joshua Bell. He has worked with IMG Artists and has been contracted to Sony Classical. He is currently represented by Brant-Muzik Management. Johnoscar has appeared consistently on the Juilliard annual list of notable alumni.

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Last Updated June 25, 2015