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Tom Pierson

Thomas Pierson (born March 11, 1948 Ashland, Wisconsin) [1] is an American composer, conductor and film director.


At the age of 13, he debuted as a soloist with the Houston Symphony. [2] He studied at the Juilliard School to become a classical pianist and later turned to jazz. He conducted Leonard Bernstein's Mass at the Metropolitan Opera. He has conducted other works as well, including Candide . He has scored films for Woody Allen, notably Manhattan , [3] and Robert Altman's Quintet . [4] He filmed Turkey Boy in Japan in 2008. [5]


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