Slovaks at Oscar ceremony

ONE of the pieces of music that accompanied the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on the night of March 23 was the Blizzard Suite, composed by Mark McKenzie and recorded by the joint orchestras of the Slovak Radio and the Slovak Philharmonic with the Lúčnica choir. Peter Breiner, a Slovak composer and musician living in Canada, conducted the recording.

ONE of the pieces of music that accompanied the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on the night of March 23 was the Blizzard Suite, composed by Mark McKenzie and recorded by the joint orchestras of the Slovak Radio and the Slovak Philharmonic with the Lúčnica choir. Peter Breiner, a Slovak composer and musician living in Canada, conducted the recording.

McKenzie wrote the suite for the film Blizzard, which will reach US cinemas in November. The recording was Slovakia's first contribution to the Oscars ceremony, with no Slovak film or artist ever having been nominated for an Academy Award.

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