My family enjoyed a real once-in-a-lifetime experience on June 26, 2015 – right here in Grass Valley! The inimitable Randy Newman (think music from almost any Pixar movie ever made!) performed a one-man show under the tall cedars of our beautiful Fairgrounds.
Although many of the selections were unexpectedly “randy”, our son was in awe to meet the man who wrote the score to Cars and Monsters University! Having worked on most of his movie scores myself, we were invited backstage to see him. He was hilarious, a little on the shy side and very kind to and interested in Bren.
In my opinion, Randy possesses one of the greatest minds around in regards to musicology, orchestration and history. His wit is legendary! I let him know that night how the joy and beauty of his film scores served our Bren as a deeply meaningful interface between a vulnerable, sensitive baby/toddler and a brave new world.
Thanks Randy! Take a bow …