Press Release

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Award-winning composers create original compositions for classics at
Virtual concerts to benefit Education Through Music–Los Angeles
OCTOBER 30 (7pm) & 31 (1pm)

October 10, 2020 (Hollywood, CA) — Angel Velez, award-winning conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member, to host Silent Films Live: Halloween UNcanceled, a family-friendly Halloween alternative benefiting Education Through Music-Los Angeles. This star-studded virtual concert brings together highly-acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers to reimagine new scores for classic silent films. Enriching the silent film era theme, this virtual concert was filmed at both Cow on the Wall Studios and Bandrika Studios, a state-of-the-art facility custom-built to showcase Hollywood’s original 1,500 pipe Wurlitzer organ. The pipe organ dates back to 1928 when it resided on the Fox Studios lot and was used in classic film scores including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Patton, and The Sound of Music, to name a few. The October 30 virtual concert will feature six (6) silent films performed by the Hollywood Studio Chamber Orchestra, a collection of renown Los Angeles studio musicians, with a broadcast time at 7:00pm PDT and re-aired on October 31 at 1:00pm PDT. A virtual costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and coloring contest will also be part of this event, judged by a celebrity panel with submissions accepted through October 25.  All proceeds raised from these free online concerts will go directly to support Education Through Music-Los Angeles. Registration is free and more information is available at

Nosferatu - original music by composer George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S)

The Phantom of the Opera - original music by composer Kevin Kiner (Narcos: Mexico, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Der Golem - original music by composer Nathan Barr (Hollywood, True Blood)

One Week - original music by composer Jeff Cardoni (L.A.'s Finest, Saved by the Bell)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - original music by composer and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (The Mule, Richard Jewell)

A Trip to the Moon - original music by composer/vocalist Lisbeth Scott (American Son, Tumble Leaf)

Proceeds from the event support ETM-LA’s In-School Music Education Program, which provides comprehensive music education to at-risk schools in underserved communities across Los Angeles County.


ETM-LA addresses the need for increased resources in arts education through its mission to bring weekly, yearlong, comprehensive music education to every child in disadvantaged, at-risk schools. ETM-LA works with district administrators, school leaders, and community members to build a culture that embraces music education for every child. In its 15th year, ETM-LA has grown from serving two (2) schools and 800 children to serving 46 schools and 19,000 students across Los Angeles County this 2020-2021 school year.


For more information about ETM-LA, contact: | 818-433-7600