The Oscars shortlist was revealed today, outlining the remaining contenders in nine categories including best original score, and Michael’s music for Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is on the list! Voting begins on January 2, and the Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13, 2020.
“Ephraim and Dot”, the animated short film appearing as part of the Star Trek: Short Treks series on CBS All Access, was just released. Both directed and scored by Michael, you can view the episode here if you have a membership!
Michael will be celebrating the Christmas season with a special concert at The Royal Albert Hall later this month. On December 20th, you can join him as well as a variety of friends – including Kermit the Frog, Richard Kind, Himesh Patel, David Arnold, Grace Potter, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, among others.
For tickets and details, check out the Royal Albert Hall Christmas Variety Show page here!
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.