James Newton Howard's 'The Hunger Games' and More
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Some of James Newton Howard's earliest credits were as a pianist and arranger for pop star Elton John. But in the mid-1980s Howard began composing for films, and new facets of his music were revealed. Throughout his film scoring career, he's shown an affinity for drama, creating just the right moods and colors for a wide range of films, from small-scale movies like "Snow Falling on Cedars" to blockbusters like the current hit "The Hunger Games."
Howard's ongoing collaboration with director M. Night Shyamalan, which includes "The Village," "Signs" and "Lady in the Water," has resulted in particularly creative scores. David Garland presents music from these films and others with scores by James Newton Howard, including "The Fugitive," "King Kong," "Green Lantern," "The Dark Knight" and more.
Below: James Newton Howard with Hilary Hahn on "The Village" score: