Archive Interviewee Gerald Fried Joins the Topanga Symphony for a Free Concert



Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Topanga Community House
1140 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290


Jerome Kessler – Music Director and Conductor
Gerald Fried – Oboe

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Airs de Ballet Suite #1
Benedetto Marcello - Oboe Concerto in C minor
H. Maurice Jacquet - Pour un Petit Chien Clown
Johannes Wenzeslaus Kalivoda - Symphony No. 6 in F

No tickets or reservations required.
For further details call (818) 591-8477

Gerald Fried’s 2-hour interview interview is online. Click here to access all segments.

Interview description:

Gerald Fried talked about his early work as the composer of Stanley Kubrick’s first films, including his pulsating score for The Killing. Fried then discussed his work as a composer for television that began at Revue Studios. He described his continued composing for television in the 1960s, highlighted by such series as Gilligan’s Island (including one episode where he had musicians blow into bottles to simulate sea shell instruments) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (including an episode entirely done with kazoos). He spoke in great detail about his work on the classic science fiction series Star Trek, for which he was one of the most significant contributors. He discussed his scores for such classic episodes as “Shore Leave”and “Amok Time.” Additionally, he spoke about his later work for television movies and miniseries (including Roots). B-roll (end of Part 4) consisted of Fried performing three pieces on the oboe from his Star Trek compositions as well as several still photos from recording sessions. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on June 26, 2003.

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