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Thank you for visiting my site. It documents all aspects of my work – composing, writing, performing, teaching, musical direction… Feel free to explore along the timeline, or via the navigation menu on the right of the screen. photo: Magdelena Gorka.../ ➝

July 2019

Story songs at The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zédel Academy Award, Ivor Novello Award and Drama-Desk nominated composer, Gary Yershon, returns to his first love of singing as he presents a celebration of the art of telling stories in song. Gary, with special guest Liza Sadovy and accompanist Tom Foskett-Barnes, are back at the Crazy Coqs by popular demand, to […].../ ➝

May 2019

From 1.30–5.30pm Join us for another gathering of theatre practitioners – this time specialising in stage design: set designers, scene painters, prop makers, installation artists. This one-off symposium will bring together established and emerging artists, as well as those who engage with the business of design, such as commissioning agencies and agents. Whether you’re already […].../ ➝

April 2019

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Friday 26th April   6.30pm Cert. U   92 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 1964 | dir. Jacques Demy, with Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave […].../ ➝

April 2019

Topsy-Turvy (12A) + ScreenTalk with Lindy Hemming 25 Apr 2019, 19:00 ,Barbican Cinema 2 Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming joins the film’s musical director Gary Yershon in conversation following Mike Leigh’s gloriously entertaining musical about Gilbert and Sullivan. British cinema master Mike Leigh tells the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the […].../ ➝

January 2019

Story songs at The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zédel Gary returns to his first love of singing as he presents a celebration of the art of telling stories in song. All the greatest songwriters have taken on the challenge and, for one night only at Crazy Coqs, Gary will be sharing their triumphs with you, […].../ ➝

January 2019

7 & 11 March 2019 The Great Blueness The London Symphony Orchestra commissioned Gary to compose this exploration of music and colour. The Great Blueness is a classic tale from author and illustrator Arnold Lobel about a maverick wizard who decides to paint the grey world in which he lives, and watches the impact that colour has on the emotions of the people around […].../ ➝

January 2019

2pm–5.30pm : March 1st 2019

We are living through a particularly rich period in expressive movement. Whether realised in genres with a long history, such as folk dance and ballet, or in free, as yet unclassified forms, there appears to be more activity than ever.

But what opportunities are there for practitioners, from such an array of approaches, to enter into dialogue with each other? For a Movement Director from theatre to swap notes with a ballet Choreographer? For a pioneer in the life-enhancing power of physical play to chat to the Artistic Director of a contemporary dance company?

Shaping the Stage provides such an opportunity with an exciting line-up of guests from all these backgrounds, and more besides.

The event will be chaired by Gary Yershon (Associate Artist of The Old Vic and RSC).

Panel includes: Temitope Ajose-Cutting  (The American Clock Associate Choreographer); Polly Bennett (Movement Director Bohemian Rhapsody, The Crown, Sweat);  Ivan Blackstock (Choreographer & Artistic Director of CRXSS PLATFXRM)Anders Duckworth (Choreographer, Visual Artist); Penny Greenland MBE (JABADAO Director); David Nixon OBE (Northern Ballet Artistic Director); Ayse Tashkiran (Movement Director, RSC Associate Artist, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).

January 2019

Thu 17 January 2019 Institut français du Royaume-Uni 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 1964 Academy Awards®, Leslie Caron stepped away from the musicals such as An American in Paris and Gigi to take the role of Jane, a young French woman pregnant with an […].../ ➝

October 2018

Peterloo on general release in the UK from Friday Nov 2nd read Independent review here see Guardian review here see PETERLOO teaser-trailer here Peterloo: London festival film to premiere in Manchester.../ ➝

September 2018

Timeline no 5: UK Scores This event will present the history and impact of UK scores from The 39 Steps (1935) to Ex Machina (2014), presented by Academy Award-nominated composer Gary Yershon, followed by a Q&A. Timeline is a series of events that focus on the artistry of both music and sound in film, from […].../ ➝

September 2018

The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of […].../ ➝

August 2018

Jed Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Covenant, Jupiter’s Moon) COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 24th 10:00-11:30  in conversation with Gary Yershon more here.../ ➝

August 2018

The National Science and Media Museum’s world-renowned celebration of cinema technology, Widescreen Weekend, today announces the programme for its 22nd edition (11–14 October 2018). Widescreen Weekend 2018 features special guests, classic films, blockbusters, restorations, and anniversary screenings galore, all showing in widescreen format thanks to the museum’s unique cinema facilities. Films showing in the festival […].../ ➝

June 2018

Julius Caesar, Sunday 17 June on BBC FOUR The entire Trilogy – Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest – available on iPlayer following the broadcast. Find out more about the making of the Trilogy here. The Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd will be made available across the UK from Sunday 17 June as […].../ ➝

May 2018

Oscar Scores: La La Land (12A) + ScreenTalk with Justin Hurwitz 3.30 p.m. 26th May 2018 Cinema 2 Damien Chazelle’s glorious musical masterpiece follows aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they embark on a whirlwind romance. Ambitious and conflicted, cracks in their relationship begin to emerge, but can their love hold […].../ ➝

April 2018

Timeline: European Film Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Thursday 19 April, 7pm Tickets £5 and includes a pre-event drink Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN Composer and scholar Miguel Mera, Reader in Music at City University and authority on European film music, presents a survey of […].../ ➝

February 2018

Gary’s chapter in The Composer on Screen: Essays on Classical Music Biopics, edited by Paul Fryer. available via bookshops or order direct from McFarland Books here or from Amazon UK (hardback/e-book) here .../ ➝

January 2018

Timeline: Hollywood Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street Thu 18 January, 7pm Tickets £5 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN This event will present the history and impact of Hollywood scores and the approaches of different studios, in conversation […].../ ➝

September 2017

Oscar® Scores: Up (U) + ScreenTalk with Michael Giacchino 7pm 18th October 2017 Cinema 2 Desperate to fulfil a lifelong dream, 78 year old Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) attaches thousands of balloons to his house in an attempt to fly away to the South American wilderness. Unbeknownst to the unorthodox jet-setter, he picks up an accidental […].../ ➝

September 2017

Join the Dots, Series 1 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September 2017 13:45 BBC Radio 4  Then there was a pause… Janet Ellis explores the role of the dot in early punctuation, Harold Pinter’s love of the pause, and listens to the music of the dots. The simple dot is one of the first marks […].../ ➝

September 2017

The official National Theatre programme Contents: Stephen Sondheim’s biographer David Benedict on the making of a musical dramatist; composer Gary Yershon on how Sondheim’s songs pointed to a new direction for young composers; Russell Jackson on Ziegfeld and his Follies; and an extract from the diary of the production assistant on the original Broadway production […].../ ➝

August 2017

COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 25th 12:oo-13:30  Amelie Thyssen Auditorium, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Workshop Discussion with Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea, You Can Count On Me, How to Change the World) in conversation with Gary Yershon   COMPETITION SCREENING: August 26th, 14:30 – 17:00, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 9 films from 5 countries: Nine film composers compete for the Peer Raben Music […].../ ➝

June 2017

FilmScore Final 2017  with judges: Gary Yershon, Natalie Holt, Brian Lock and Lillian Henley, presented by Laura Rawlings with finalists Sam MacDonald, Emilia Matthews, Ollie Pople-Griffiths & Matt Sperring and the WINNER: Emma Cannon. Filmed by the wonderful Screenology..../ ➝

June 2017

FEST – Training Ground Training Ground is an annual educational event that takes place alongside FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival. The next edition will take place from the 20th to the 25th of June in Espinho, Portugal. A varied array of key issues on filmmaking will be approached, including scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design, […].../ ➝