Sony Pictures Entertainment (Culver City, Calif.) threw an elegant afternoon soiree on February 9, 2004, to celebrate the renaming of its recently renovated scoring stage: the “Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage.” The historic and unchanged recording space, the site of scores for Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Lawrence of Arabia and many others, and the remodeled control room (newly installed Neve 88R console) were bedecked with arrays of Streisand's favorite white gardenias as Sony execs, staffers and a few invited guests nibbled shrimp and pastries, drank cocktails and mingled.
Standing on the stage where she recorded some of her most celebrated music, Streisand said, “It really is a great honor to have this legendary scoring stage named after me, especially when you consider all of the amazing artists who have recorded their music here. I'm grateful to Sony.”
The Scoring Stage's new 96-input Neve 88R console features a stem matrix option and the first 88R Scoring Panel, designed by Neve with Sony Pictures.
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