ORCHESTRATION / ARRANGING
- MANHATTAN NIGHT
A contemporary film noir whose esthetic is “best embodied” by Joel Douek’s score (orchestrated by Greg Pliska), this indie hit stars Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Jennifer Beals, Campbell Scott and Steven Berkoff. Now streaming everywhere.
- THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY (now available!)
Music by Chris Hajian and Orchestrations by Greg Pliska.
“One of the cutest family films ever made” and “Laugh-out-loud funny“, The Little Rascals Save the Day follows Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their grandma’s (Doris Roberts) bakery. The only trouble is – they can’t seem to do anything right! From botched pet washes to terrible taxi service, they just can’t raise a penny. Their only hope is to win prize money from the local talent show – but have you ever heard Alfalfa sing?
- KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D wins international film score award
Orchestrations by Greg Pliska.
The score for the David Attenborough TV documentary Kingdom of Plants 3D was awarded the GoldSpirit Award for Best Documentary Score at the 2013 International Film Music Festival in Cordoba, Spain. Composers Joel Douek, Elik Alvarez and Freddy Sheinfeld were on hand to receive the award, and to present a suite of music from the series, which includes orchestrations by Greg Pliska.
- COMEDY OF ERRORS
Another Shakespeare in the Park success, this time with an original big-band score by Greg Pliska.
“As usual, Greg Pliska’s witty musical arrangements delight (his swingin’ take on “Sigh No More,” as warbled by multitalented thrush De’adre Aziza, is a showstopper) and provide a big-band lift to rival any skiffle outfit.” –New York Magazine
Read the full review here.
The Hollywood Reporter singles out De’Adre Aziza, who “smolders as a courtesan who delivers the bluesiest, sexiest “Hey nonny nonny” number ever heard.”
- GALAPAGOS 3D
Orchestrations by Greg Pliska and Dominik Hauser.
The highly successful GALAPAGOS 3D series (another David Attenborough production) is now ready and mastered for an early 2014 Giant Screen worldwide release, through distributor nWave. The score is again by Douek, Alvarez and Sheinfeld, with orchestrations by Greg Pliska and Dominik Hauser.
- GOLF CHANNEL
Orchestrations by Greg Pliska.
New 2013-2014 themes for the Golf Channel, produced by Joel Beckerman’s Man Made Music, feature orchestrations by Greg Pliska and can be heard on both that channel and NBC during coverage of major golf tournaments. The most recent addition to the set includes music for the upcoming USGA Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, concluding at Augusta National Golf Club in 2014.
- WHEN WE MET, a New Musical
Orchestration by Greg Pliska.
Composed by Julianne Wick Davis, with a book and lyrics by Dan Collins, the two-person musical features (and was co-conceived by) Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther, and has orchestrations by Greg Pliska and Michael Starobin. Playing off-off-Broadway in February 2014.