‘Whiplash in Concert’ premieres this fall


A jazz ensemble of 18 musicians will accompany the screening of the film

The world premiere of whiplash in concert will debut at the Orpheum Theater in Boston on Saturday, October 28. Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz will conduct his score performed by an 18-piece jazz big band ensemble, accompanying the screening of the original film. Whiplash is written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Earthhis second collaboration with Hurwitz.

The 2014 film tells the story of a promising young drummer, played by Miles Teller, who enrolls in a music conservatory, only to fall under the wing of a dogged instructor, played by JK Simmons, who won’t back down. before anything to awaken his true student potential. The intense relationship between mentor and protege is punctuated by a rich and diverse score and soundtrack that shines a light on the challenges of performing music at a world-class level. Whiplash won three Oscars, including Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Simmons.

“It will be a thrill and a high-flying act to play all the jazz big band and amazing drum solos in sync with the film,” says Hurwitz. “Also, I love this movie, I was very moved by the movie and I’m thrilled that people are revisiting Damien’s brilliant writing and directing on the big screen.”

whiplash in concert is a co-production between Cutting Edge Group and Hurwitz Concerts in association with Bold Films. After the world premiere in Boston, whiplash in concert will debut in select locations around the world, including Toronto on October 30, followed by a festival premiere in Seoul in November.

“Cutting Edge was honored to be part of the original film production of Whiplash during which we got to experience the power and genius of the film’s soundtrack,” shares Tara Finegan, COO of Cutting Edge Media Music. “I’m thrilled that we can now introduce the film and its music to fans around the world in a live concert that gives audiences a front row seat to these awe-inspiring musical moments.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. ET on each venue’s website.

Whiplash in concert:

October 28 – Boston @ Orpheum Theater
October 30 – Toronto @ Danforth Music Hall
November 1 – Kitchener, ON @ Center in the Square


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