Oscar winning composer Elliot Goldenthal will be celebrated in concert at the Film Music Festival in Krakow on Saturday, May 26th at the Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal Poland in Krakow. The concert will include a special appearance by Oscar-nominated film and Tony-winning theatre director Julie Taymor. The concert will be performed by the well-known Polish Orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia accompanied by Pro Musica Mundi Choir and the boys' choir Pueri Contores Sancti Nicolai and conducted by composer Diego Navarro.
The first part of the concert program, AlienThe Biomechanical Symphony, will be devoted to music from all four Alien films in the celebrated science-fiction saga in which Goldenthal composed the music for Alien 3. The second part of the program, Elliot Goldenthal's Cinema of Art & Blood, will feature music from some of Goldenthal and Taymor's collaborations including Frida and Titus in addition to Goldenthal's music from Interview with the Vampire directed by Neil Jordan and Batman Forever directed by Joel Schumacher. Movie clips will be featured with live music during the performance.
Goldenthal, who creates works for orchestra, theater, opera, ballet and film, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his music to Taymor's movie Frida. He also received Oscar nominations for his scores for both Interview with the Vampire and Michael Collins as well as for the original song "Burn it Blue" from Frida. Goldenthal was named one of the two finalists for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music for his original two-act opera "Grendel" directed by Taymor. Among Goldenthal's many other film scores are Public Enemies, Heat, Batman Forever, A Time To Kill, Drugstore Cowboy, The Butcher Boy, Across The Universe and The Tempest. Additionally, he has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards and three Chicago Film Critics Awards.
During the Festival, Goldenthal and Taymor will also participate in a moderated discussion.
The Film Music Festival in Krakow, organised by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic has been entirely dedicated to music created for the needs of picture. The unique combination of the highest quality of interpretation of film music performed by leading musicians and orchestras, in combination with high quality of film picture, decides on the uniqueness of the event. The programme of the venture puts its stakes on genre diversity: from reviews of retrospect and exclusive ceremonial concerts in performance, through monographic concerts of chosen and distinguished composers of film music, and finally at mass shows in the open. Monumental musical and film shows are distinguished by boldness in production and innovativeness in the sphere of sound and picture technology, but also by performance swing, artistic standard of works presented, as well as due to the presence of the most outstanding creators and composers.
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