Selected highlights and upcoming concerts 2019 – 2020


February 16 – conduct THE WORLD OF OPERA gala orchestral concert with Milena Kitic, Julie Markerov, Bruce Sledge, Aaron Pendleton, and others presented by Parnassus Society at Soka Performing Arts Center Alisa Viejo, CA

February 2 – perform Danny Elfman`s Piano Quartet with members of the Lyris Quartet on PAX AMERICANA I for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

February 2 – perform Charles Ive`s Second Violin Sonata with Alyssa Park on PAX AMERICANA II for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA


December 26  – BBC1 broadcast and Spotify release of MIMI AND THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON with score by Rachel Portman performed by BBC Philharmonic, Scott Dunn, conductor, Hallé choirs and soloists with Claire Martin London, UK

November – Sony Classics release of Lior Rosner`s SUGAR PLUM ON THE RUN with narration by Jeremy Irons along with Variations on a Theme from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker well as excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s NUTCRACKER Op. 71 with the Royal Philharmonic, Scott Dunn conductor

September 25 through 28 – conduct recording sessions with BBC Philharmonic, Hallé choirs and soloists and Claire Martin for MIMI AND THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON new animated film with music by Rachel Portman, Media City Salford, Manchester, UK

August 15,16,17  – LA Philharmonic performances cover of AMERICA in SPACE and JURASSIC PARK live orchestra to film Hollywood Bowl LA CA

June 15 through August 15 – serve as Assoc. Conductor Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s summer 2019 season featuring John Legend, Chrissi Hynde, Cyndi Lauper, Kristin Chenoweth, Fireworks and more Hollywood Bowl LA CA

April 10 and 13 – play Lukas Foss’ Solo (for piano) for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

March 23 – orchestrate and conduct world premiere of Duke Ellington’s New World A-Comin’ (arranged by Dunn) with pianist Christopher Taylor and the Jacaranda Orchestra for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

March 1 – conduct REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE live orchestra to film (adapted by Dunn) with Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, Cleveland OH


December, 2018  – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS pops concert featuring holiday favorites with arrangements by Dunn and the premiere of Lior Rosner’s Sugar Plum on the Run with the Fresno Philharmonic and Master Chorale at William Saroyan Theater, Fresno CA

November, 2018 – for BERNSTEIN AT 100 conduct SONGFEST (arr. Musto) with various artists at for UCLA at Schoenberg Hall, LA CA

September, 2018 – conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra sessions at Air Studios in London of Lior Rosner’s SUGAR PLUM ON THE RUN and Variations on a Theme from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker well as excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s NUTCRACKER Op. 71 London, UK

September, 2018 – BBC magazine release of Dunn’s recording with BBC Concert Orchestra of RR Bennett’s Reflections on a 16th Century Tune and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS London, UK.

June through August 2018 – Assoc. Conductor Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and LA Phil’s summer 2018 season

May, 2018 – conduct memorial concert for violinist Katia Popov in broadcast of American film music with works by John Williams, John Barry, Richard Rodney Bennett, Ennio Morricone and others with the Radio Orchestra of Sofia at Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia Bulgaria

March, 2018 – conduct premiere readings of two new one-act operas for UCLA: AKEIDAH by Michel Klein and THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Nicky Sohn with libretto by Amanda Hollander. Various young artists with direction by Peter Kazaras, Ostin Hall, LA CA

October, 2017 – Pixar’s RATATOUILLE film to orchestra live with San Diego Symphony, Copley Hall, San Diego CA

September, 2017 – premiere STAR TREK BEYOND live orchestra to film with the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle WA

August, 2017 – with San Diego Symphony, singer song-writer David Foster and various guest artists for SALK INSTITUTE annual fund-raiser concert, La Jolla, CA

July, 2017 –  multiple concerts with headiners Wynonna Judd and Leslie Odom Jr. with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South , San Diego CA

June, 2017 – UCLA opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s MANSFIELD PARK directed by Peter Kazaras at UCLA Clark Library, LA CA

May, 2017 – SONDHEIM AND JAZZ SIDE BY SIDE with Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Liz Callaway, Steve Wilson, Sean Smith, Matt Wilson and members of LA Philharmonic Disney Hall, LA CA

April, 2017 – conduct Broadway star Sutton Foster with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Atlanta GA

April, 2017 – SONDHEIM AND JAZZ SIDE BY SIDE with Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Ann Hampton Callaway, Steve Wilson, Sean Smith, Lewis Nash and strings at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

November, 2016 – SCOTT DUNN CONDUCTS RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT/TOTAL IMMERSION broadcast live on BBC 3 with singer Claire Martin; the BBC concert orchestra; BBC singers and featuring the world premiere of FOUR BENNETT SONGS (orch. Dunn, 2016) at the Barbican Center, London UK

November, 2016 – world premiere of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE; Leonard Rosenman’s score adapted for film and live orchestra by Scott Dunn with the LA Phil at Disney Hall, LA CA

October, 2016 – DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON (with additional orchestrations by Dunn) with the San Diego Symphony, Jacobs Music Center San Diego CA

October, 2015 – DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON with the Atlanta Symphony Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta GA

July, 2015 – SONDHEIM AND JAZZ SIDE BY SIDE with pianist Bill Charlap, Rennee, Rosnes, Ann Hampton Calloway and others featuring orchestrations by Renee Rosnes 92ndStreet Y, NYC NY

July, 2015 – DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Australia

June, 2015 – conduct Seattle Symphony in Disney’s FANTASIA with live performances to synced film. Benaroya Hall Seattle WA

May, 2015 – Golijov LAST ROUND; Stravinsky DUMBARTON OAKS CONCERTO; M Fairoz SADAT (NY premiere) and JS Bach PIANO CONCERTO IN d MINOR with Mimesis Ensemble, Katie Reimer, pno, Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC NY

March, 2015 – conduct The Indigo Girls in concert with the Virginia Symphony/Ferguson Center Orchestra, Newport News VA

January, 2015 – conduct Dee Daniels in “An Evening with the Boys” with the Vancouver Symphony Orpheum Theatre Vancouver BC

December, 2014 – Disney’s FANTASIA with the Vienna Radio Orchestra live-synced to film; Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria

December, 2014 – Orchestra of St Luke’s Holiday Sing Concert with favorite holiday works and featuring orchestrations by Scott Dunn, DiMenna Center, NYC NY

November, 2014 – world premiere of Roger Bourland’s fully staged opera LA PALOMA Y EL RUISEÑOR with sopranos Jessica Loaiza and Penelope Luna Nuñez; baritone Armando Piña and others; the Ballet Folklórico; the Delphos Modern Dance Company; the adult and children’s Angela Peralta Choruses; and the Camerata Mazatlán at the Teatro Angela Peralta, Mazatlán, Mexico

October, 2014 – conduct the Orquesta Nacional de Cine in Danny Elfman’s MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON, Valle de Bravo, Mexico

September, 2014 – conduct Trey Anastasio, guitarist and Phish frontman with the Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR

September, 2014 – conduct Trey Anastasio, guitarist and Phish frontman with the Seattle Symphony; Benaroya Hall, Seattle WA

September, 2014 – conduct Trey Anastasio, guitarist and Phish frontman with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, LA CA

September, 2014 – conduct Elvis Costello and Ben Folds with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, LA CA

August, 2014 – cover and coach Boston Symphony’s production of Bernstein’s CANDIDE with Frederica von Stade, Anna Christy, Nicholas Phan, Richard Suart, Bramwell Tovey and others; Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox MA

May, 2014 – conduct mezzo soprano Kathryn Krasovec and the Mimesis Ensemble in the NY premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’ AUDENESQUE; Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, NYC NY

March, 2014 – conduct world premiere recording of the Vernon Duke Violin Concerto with violinist Elmira Darvarova and the Vienna Radio Symphony for commercial release on the COMPLETE VIOLIN WORKS OF VERNON DUKE by Urlicht AudioVisual; Österreicher Rundfunk, Vienna, Austria


April 2019 – perform Lukas Foss’ SOLO for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

January 2019 – perform (and create performance edition of) Julius Eastman’s GAY GUERRILLA for four pianists with Billy Childs, Louise Thomas and Daniel Schlosberg for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

 September, 2017 – collaborate with violinist Scott Conklin in benefit recital for the Riverside Theater (with world premiere of Dunn’s complete arrangement of ‘An American in Paris’ for violin and piano) at the Moen Penthouse in Iowa City IA.

June, 2014 – perform Richard Rodney Bennett’s Excursions for solo piano and Ballad in Memory of Shirley Hornwith clarinetist Eric Jacobs for Jacaranda LA CA

March, 2014 – perform with jazz singer Greta Matassa; bassist Jodi Proznick and violinist Peter Krysa An Evening of Songs by Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, Duke and Bernstein with arrangements by R.R. Bennett, Jascha Heifetz and others; Millennium Place, Whistler, B.C. Canada

February, 2014 – perform all Richard Rodney Bennett recital and concert with mezzo Barbara Rearick at Taplin Hall, Princeton University, Princeton NJ

October, 2013 – perform Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues for 10th anniversary season opener for Jacaranda Concerts, Santa Monica CA

October, 2013 – perform Richard Rodney Bennett’s Memento for solo piano; Ballad in Memory of Shirley Horn with clarinetist Chris Richards and deliver eulogy for Richard Rodney Bennett’s London Memorial at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s), London, UK

May, 2013 – with mezzo Barbara Rearick in an all Richard Rodney Bennett memorial vocal recital at Opera America Center NYC NY

November, 2012 – record chamber works for the COMPLETE VIOLIN WORKS OF VERNON DUKE cd with violinist Elmira Darvarova for Naxos, Princeton NJ

November, 2012 – play Debussy (arr. Schoenberg/Benno Sachs) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune and other works for Salastina Music Society concert Mount St Mary’s College, Brentwood, CA and at The Colburn School, LA CA

October, 2012 – benefit concerts with violinist Tricia Park featuring world premiere of RR Bennett’s Four Vernon Duke Songs; Heifetz/Gershwin Selections from Porgy and Bess Manchester and Iowa City, IA

September, 2012 – perform Satie’s Vexations in 24 hour marathon performance in the Cage 100 Festival, Miles Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA