D23 EXPO 2015 will feature the world premiere of ‘Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration’ — a live concert performance featuring a 32-piece orchestra celebrating the Silly Symphony animated short films and their accompanying music, hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin. Fans will delight in watching selected Silly Symphony shorts from Disney’s archives while the music is performed live in synchronization with the picture, presented using high-quality, newly restored digital film masters. The music will be performed as it would have been recorded during those historic days at the Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue in the 1920s and ’30s. This very special concert event will showcase the music of the Three Little Pigs, The Old Mill and many other classics. To ensure as many guests are able to see the concert as possible, two 70-minute presentations will take place on Sunday, August 16, one at 11 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m. in Stage 23.
Amazon has put up a track list for the upcoming Cinderella entry in the Disney Music Emporium Legacy Collection, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the animated film. Featuring artwork by Walt Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bove, Amazon describes the 2 disc set as containing 7 lost chords (which all appear to have been previously released as part of the ‘Lost Chords’ collection), along with 9 bonus tracks. The track listing, as per Amazon, is as follows:
Proclaiming that this is the first time the material has been made available outside of Walt Disney Studios, the Master Score is a music sheet book ‘that takes you inside the inspired minds of the creators of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — the animators, story writers, composers, cameramen, and Walt himself’ and offers the following selling points:
- See the integration of story, art, and music.
Disney Music Emporium has shared the track list for its upcoming 75th anniversary Legacy Collection tribute to Pinocchio, available on February 10, 2015 (now available for pre-order.) The two-disc set features a restored version of the original soundtrack, three ‘lost chords’ that have been newly produced in the style they may have appeared in the film and five bonus tracks featuring Jiminy Cricket, as performed by Cliff Edwards. As with all of the other entries in the collection thus far, the album features original art inspired by the film by Lorelay Bove.