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Elmer Bernstein to Return as Guest Conductor for Walnut High School's "The Magic of Movies & Music"

Walnut, California, April 13, 2004—Film composer Elmer Bernstein will be returning to Walnut High School for its annual “The Magic of Movies & Music” concert at the Walnut Performing Arts Center. The program has been rescheduled to the school’s fall season. The exact date will be announced shortly.

2004 will mark the sixth year that Mr. Bernstein has conducted the music students from Walnut High School, which has a special magnet-school music program under the direction of Dr. Buddy Clements. Dr. Clements, a former composition student of Mr. Bernstein’s at USC’s Thorton School of Music in the mid 1980s, had asked the Maestro at that time if he would consider conducting a high-school orchestra when his students were ready. Ten years later, Bernstein made his first guest appearance as conductor for Clements’ student orchestra. The program varies each year. The 2004 movie themes will again include a diverse group of Bernstein’s seminal scores, including: “Theme from Hawaii,” “Five Waltzes from Bernstein Films,” and the perennial favorite, “The Magnificent Seven.”

Fall Program – 2004
7:30pm Walnut High Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $8 Adults | $6 Students/Seniors
For more information, call: (909) 594-2263.

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