Movies in Concert
Music plays an essential part in the magical world of cinema. On the big screen, a beautifully crafted melody accompanies and emphasises utterances, actions, emotions and plot points. Many films have become synonymous with their major musical themes, and composers like Ennio Morricone, John Williams, or Hans Zimmer have built remarkable careers out of their gift and craft to create memorable soundtracks. Movies in Concert, a performance by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Roma, gives you the rare opportunity to hear some favourite movie themes and signature tracks live in the appropriately grand Monumental Complex Donnaregina in Naples. Let the talented musicians, the choir and the gracious soprano take you on a journey through the history of cinema as told by some of the greatest movie troubadours of our time.
The programme opens with two of Ennio Morricone’s early scores, which he composed for ‘A Fistful of Dynamite’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, the immensely successful westerns by Sergio Leone. The theme to ‘Game of Thrones’ by Ramin Djawadi comes next in a nod to contemporary soundtracks before we travel back in time again to delight in the sprawling, epic tune of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ by Maurice Jarre. The rich and dreamy soundscapes of Vangelis also make an appearance with the themes to ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Chariots of Fire’. The programme continues with popular soundtracks that defy classification or genre. Ennio Morricone appears over and over again with many of his best melodies, like ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’ or ‘The Legend of 1900’. You can look forward to the themes from ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Star Wars’ by John Williams, ‘Gladiator’ by Hans Zimmer, ‘Love Story’ by Francis Lai, and ‘2001: Space Odyssey’ by Richard Strauss.
Thanks to the masterful interpretation of Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Roma, the choir and the soprano, Movies in Concert promises an evening full of wonders. On the wings of music, you can travel through the fantastical world of cinema and experience the charm, emotion and passion of this beloved artform in a splendid live setting.