NordicNoirLA Comes to the Greek – Proceeds to Benefit Griffith Park

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On September 25th, the sounds of Nordic Noir LA filled the Greek Theatre much to the delight of all who attended. Composer Jacob Groth and his Danish Film Harmonics took to the stage along with the Holman United Methodist Choir to perform works from films and TV series including “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Millennium Trilogy, “Unforgettable,” and “Dead Man Down” among others. Groth is a five-time Emmy winner and recipient of the 2012 ASCAP Best Score Award for “Unforgettable.” His musical scores evoke a haunting atmosphere, “rich in Nordic cool and full of melodic grace and alluring enigmas.”

nordicnoirAs one of many neighbors within walking distance of the Park, Groth decided about a year ago the Greek would be the perfect setting for an event which would leverage his talents and at the same time benefit Griffith Park and its native wildlife. Groth said “Performing my film music at the Greek Theatre is a dream come true… the idea of combining this artistic vision with my passion for supporting urban wildlife and Griffith Park has been on my mind for a while now. Once I met with the Friends of Griffith Park team I knew we could make it happen and I’m extremely happy that it has finally become a reality!”

Friends of Griffith Park acknowledged that events like Nordic Noir LA may lead to more concerts which would continue to benefit the Park. President Gerry Hans remarked “We are thrilled to join forces with world-class talent Jacob Groth for this incredible benefit concert. We hope this night of music and culture will inspire others to join our cause and become more active caretakers of our beloved park and its endangered biodiversity.”

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