This Saturday, Sept. 28, Michael will be participating in the Q&A held before “Disney’s PIXAR In Concert”, to be held at Chapman University. Tickets are available here. The concert will be performed by the Chapman Orchestra & Professional Musicians, at the Musco Center for the Arts, at 7:30pm.
This summer, the National Symphony Orchestra performed Michael’s original composition, “Advent”, commissioned by the NSO as part of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebrations. You can now watch the entire performance here:
The Royal Albert Hall has released a video where they asked Michael (and David Arnold) quick-fire questions in anticipation of their historic showdown on October 18, 2019. Tickets are available here!
The trailer for Taika Waititi’s new film, Jojo Rabbit, has been released. Featuring a score composed by Michael, the film will be released October 18, 2019.
Michael was at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, where he spoke about Matt Reeves’ take on Batman, hosted a panel of fellow composers, and spoke with MTR Network about working on Spider-Man: Far From Home (video below).
This past weekend, Michael was in Dublin for two nights of concerts celebrating his music. The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra had the honor of being the first to perform new music from the upcoming film Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the suite was live-streamed which you can watch on the official Spider-Man Facebook page.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, as part of their celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, will be releasing a new studio album featuring the original concert work “Voyage”, which Michael wrote and premiered last year at the Kennedy Center. Called “Voyage”, the album will be released on July 5 and feature other space-themed compositions, including music from TV shows as well as music from Michael’s Star Trek (2009) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Michael will be joining filmmaker Brad Bird at the 2019 View Conference, held in Turin, Italy, this fall. The conference, which focuses on visual effects, animation, gaming, and other forms of visual media, will take place from October 21-25, and Michael will be giving a keynote address, as well as performing a concert of his work. You can register for the conference here.
Michael received a top honor last week at the 2019 ASCAP Screen Msuic Awards, when he was given the coveted Henry Mancini Award. You can read more about the event here, and watch Michael’s acceptance speech below.