Composer Jeff Beal, a musician with a genre-defying dramatic fluidity joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. His film scores have received critical acclaim, while he remains active and relevant in the concert, theater, and dance worlds. Jeff’s evocative score and theme for House of Cards received four Emmy Award nominations, and recently won for outstanding score, bringing Beal’s Emmy tally to fifteen nominations and four statues. Other lauded series and film scores include HBO’s Carnivale, Rome, and the documentaries Blackfish and Queen of Versailles and the dramas Pollock and Appaloosa.
Jeff’s orchestral works have been commissioned and performed by major orchestras, choruses, chamber groups, and soloists across the globe. Born and raised in the San Fransisco Bay Area, Jeff graduated from the Eastman School of Music where he and his wife Joan recently donated $2 million to the creation of The Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media.
Thank you for joining us for our third season on One Symphony. Thanks to Jeff Beal for sharing his music and wealth of knowledge. Thanks to the New Hollywood String Quartet, Hila Plittman, Leonard Slatkin, and the Eastman Philharmonia and Supertrain Records for making this episode possible! You can check out Jeff’s music including his new album The Paper Lined Shack wherever you listen to your music, and online at http://www.jeffbeal.com. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!