IN-PERSON EVENT: Black Panther Score at the Hollywood Bowl
If you’re going to be in Hollywood on Friday, September 10th, 2021 through Sunday, September 12th, 2021, you can attend a live performance of the Black Panther original film score at the Hollywood Bowl!
As the movie plays on the screen, the score will be performed by a live orchestra and ensemble of drummers, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Featuring special guest Baaba Maal, the original performer on the Black Panther soundtrack, who flew in to California from Senegal in order to participate, this is a special first-in-a-lifetime event.
If you want to get tickets to the concert, you can do so here!
Black Panther Score
The original score for Black Panther was composed by the Oscar-winning Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson. This composer has a personal connection to Black Panther director Ryan Coogler: the pair were roommates together during their college years at the University of Southern California).
But the composer’s talent is astounding, and the live-to-picture performance will be “an emotional rollercoaster,” Göransson conceded to Variety… and part of that has to do with the fact that he hasn’t been able to return to the movie since Chadwick Boseman‘s unexpected passing last year.
And if you somehow missed Göransson’s name on the first Black Panther, you may have noticed it on The Mandalorian! The composer is behind all of the music on the series, including the distinctive theme (one of the best parts of the series in my opinion).
As you can tell by listening to the music he composes, Göransson is serious about thinking about the various auditory elements he incorporates into his work and how those sometimes imperceptible silences (and noises from our everyday world) influence our perception. The instruments and playing techniques used are always intentional, and carry significant meaning – for example, the Black Panther soundtrack was lauded for integrating both modern production effects as well as traditional African influences.
While Görransson is currently working on the score for Disney/Pixar’s Seeing Red, he’ll be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order to compose the score for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.
Live at the Hollywood Bowl!
The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor music venue. In fact, I’ve actually attended a similar event at the location: I attended a live performance of the Nightmare Before Christmas score alongside the movie, conducted by none other than Danny Elfman himself (and it was a great experience, like 10/10)!
Plus, this concert could be a great weekend capper for a visit to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California – just saying, Marvel Blog True Believers!