The Decemberists at the Hollywood Bowl
"II am a huge fan and was delighted to get the call. Featuring wonderful arrangements by Sean O'Loghlin and the mighty Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Decemberists were great to work with and their unique musical storytelling was a big hit with orchestra."
Star Wars in Concert
Produced by Another Planet Productions and featuring C3PO's Anthony Daniels. The tour covered 25 states, four time zones and included two oceans. This two-hour program featured excerpts from all six Star Wars movies accompanied by an 80-pc symphony orchestra.
1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta)
Mark served as Music Director for the Opening Ceremonies and co-Music Director of the Closing Ceremonies with the great Harold Wheeler.
"These are the projects that change you! What a great experience! So many talented people were a part of the creative team such as Kenny Ortega, Peter Minshall and, of course, Producer-Director, Don Mischer. Featured performers included Jessye Norman, John Williams, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Trisha Yearwood, Michael Kamen and Winton Marsalis.
Score!: A Concert Celebrating Music Composed for Television, was a live concert sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which presented iconic and contemporary television music performed by a 65-piece orchestra and a 40-voice choir. Hosted by noted author and journalist Jon Burlingame, the program included music from over 50 shows.
2002 Olympic Games (Salt Lake City)
Mark holds the distinct honor of serving as Music Director for two Olympics! Again, produced by Don Mischer, the Salt Lake City Opening and Closing Ceremonies were directed by Kenny Ortega and featured artist designs by the great Michael Curry.
"To be a part of two Olympics is pretty much indescribable. So many talented collaborators and the people of Salt Lake City are so friendly. The great Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir gave so much of themselves. A tremendous honor!"
Star Wars in Concert
Produced by Another Planet Productions and featuring C3PO's Anthony Daniels, the production played Tokyo and Osaka.
"Wonderful musicians, fantastic food and the Japanese culture was remarkable to experience. And the audiences were wildly enthusiastic! A great time!