Love is love, love is joy, love is tears, love is what we all seek and what makes us whole. I was so fortunate to grow up being influenced by my mother’s best friend, my godmother, who along with her life partner, were a glowing example of a long-term, loving relationship.
Having my music performed as a part of this concert that elevates such brave and influential women, as well as highlighting such important causes as LGBTQ rights and gun control, is an incredible honor and privilege.
Starr Parodi has scored numerous films, television series, and iconic movie trailers, and her solo work has been featured on NPR, KCRW and iHEART Radio. Her credits include The Starter Wife, Conversations With Other Women, Transformers: Rescue Bots, G.I. Joe Renegades, The Division series, and hundreds of Hollywood’s most visible film trailers/promo (Rogue One, Last Samurai, James Bond, Mission: Impossible II, The Peanuts Movie, Harry Potter, Dreamgirls, Night at the Museum, X-Men 3, etc.). Her darkly innovative production/arrangement of the JAMES BOND Theme (RIAA Gold Record) was credited by Forbes magazine as “reinventing the modern action movie trailer.”
As a multi award-winning composer, Starr is the first woman to have her orchestral works performed in the 85-year history of the Laguna Pageant Of The Masters, where she is currently a featured composer. Her recently released neoclassical album THE HEART OF FRIDA, which celebrates the life, art and courageous spirit of beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, won awards for Solo Piano Album of the Year from both International Radio Broadcasters and solopiano.com.
In 2017, as part of “The Women in the World Summit,” the New York Times invited Starr to Lincoln Center to conduct “To All The Little Girls,” a music video and performance she produced with Oscar winning filmmaker Terry Sanders, which celebrates the potential of young women.
A trailblazer onstage and in the studio, she is the President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and is widely recognized as a leader in expanding the reach of women in the arts as a composer, producer, performer and cultural visionary. Website: https://www.starrparodi.com/