ProtoStar Foundation presents
“Hollywoodland” pays homage to the undeniable influence of Hollywood on culture and music. This program traces the influence of the “Hollywood” sound on Rachmaninoff’s iconic Symphonic Dances, the jazz obsession of Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin, the romantic minimalism of Polina Nazaykinskaya’s cinematic “Nostalgia,” and the Oscar-nominated score by Hans Zimmer, The Interstellar. These diverse composers have in common the influence of the uniquely American art forms of jazz and minimalism, while their musical narratives are guided by principles of motion picture storytelling. The show will be narrated by Jacopo and Konstantin with a moderated Q&A at the end.