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Dan Redfeld

Dan Redfeld

Dan Redfeld

Dan Redfeld (Music) attended Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music before transferring to UCLA where he received his degree in composition/conducting. He was then chosen to attend the ASCAP/Fred Karlin Film Scoring Workshop in 1994. Since then, Dan has composed several scores for films including the award-winning AFI graduate picture, Clinic E, and Barbara Jean, starring Sara Rue. He recently composed and conducted the score for Flickerhouse Productions’ psychological drama, Fly. Dan has also been commissioned by the city of Ventura to compose music for the silent classics The Phantom of the Opera, The Sheik, Hell’s Hinges, The Black Pirate, Safety Last, The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Robin Hood as part of the annual Music Under the Stars festival. He recently premiered his score for the Mary Pickford classic, Sparrows, in July 2009 for the Library of Congress and the Alex Film Society. He has also composed scores for the American Cinematheque silents retrospectives. In December of 2007, he composed three scores for Varieté, Asphalt, and The Covered Wagon, all of which were premiered at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. In the musical theatre world, Dan has written six shows. Little Women, an American Musical, was workshopped in New York in April 2001 with Elaine Stritch and Deborah Gibson. The Los Angeles workshops occurred in December 1999 and May 2000 with Teri Ralston, Brian Evers and Gordon Goodman. Dan is currently working on the musical thriller/comedy Canterville with lyrics by Koí Howard and book by Steven Ganci. Other musicals include Tales, an adaptation of Mother Goose rhymes, and UCSD’s production of Dangerous Liaisons. Dan has also written concert music, including the Fanfare and Theme for large orchestra, which will be recorded in 2012. His latest chambers works, Vineyards and Dance Sketches, were successfully premiered in 2008 and 2009, by members of Ensemble Green. In October of 2010, Ensemble Green performed A Hopeful Place, a new song cycle by Dan & librettist John Koladziej written for soprano Kristi Holden, currently starring as Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom: The Vegas Spectacular. The piece was recorded in August 2011 with Ms. Holden, an all-star LA studio orchestra, and the composer conducting. It will be released in late 2011. For updates and more info, please go to the Facebook page, A Hopeful Place. The Fantasy for Violin and Piano will also be included on the same CD with violinist Elizabeth Hedman and pianist Robert Thies, who premiered the work in September 2009 and for whom it was written. Dan’s latest opus, Travels for Piano Quartet, was premiered in June 2011by Central4, a chamber group for whom he has been named Composer-In-Residence. The new work is currently being recorded at East West Studios in Hollywood. Other works include A Heart’s Journey for Piano & Orchestra, Arioso for Oboe, Percussion & Strings, the Serenade for Violin, Cello & Piano, and the celebratory string quartet, Jubilation Fanfare, which was recorded in 2006. Dan has also written incidental music for various plays including the score for the Met Theatre’s acclaimed production of USA directed by John Hickey. He arranged, orchestrated, conducted (as well as composed 2 tunes), and produced all the material for the debut album of singer/songwriter James Below, entitled I Once Was Told, which was released in December of 2008. It can be purchased at Amazon, iTunes, or www.jamesbelow.com. Dan has also musical directed and/or conducted several shows including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance, Miss Saigon, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweet Charity, The Spitfire Grill, Triumph of Love, Blood Brothers, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Evita, Chess, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy for You, Godspell, 70 Girls 70, Grease, The Secret Garden, West Side Story, etc. He musical directed and conducted the much anticipated, single night performance of Chess at the Ford Amphitheatre in September 2007 with Susan Egan, Matt Morrison, Kevin Earley, and Ty Taylor and a cast of 40 singers and dancers. In 2008, Dan music directed and conducted Flickerhouse Productions’ successful theatrical extravaganza, The Who’s Tommy, which ran in Hollywood at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre to tremendous critical acclaim. Dan recently conducted & orchestrated the Cabrillo Music Theatre Holiday Spectacular starring Shirley Jones & Patrick Cassidy. In August of 2010, he made his debut with Montana Lyric Opera, music directing and conducting Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to rave reviews. Dan just completed musical directing and conducting the premier of Eli Villanueva’s opera, The White Bird of Poston, for Los Angeles Opera.