Soundtracks Live! announces its annual concert for the FilmMusic Live! conference of Oviedo which will be held between 15 and 18 August. The program, entitled "Soundtrack Stars 2016", will feature music composed by the most important film composers of our time20 composers, 20 film scores. Performed by the Orquesta Oviedo Filarmonía under the baton of conductor Óliver Díaz, the program marks the second collaboration between the festival and Soundtracks Live! in bringing quality film music events to the Spanish city after 2015's inaugural concert.
"It is an immense pleasure to once again return to Spain for another wonderful film music event," said Soundtracks Live! artistic director, Mikael Carlsson. "Oviedo FilmMusic Live! is a wonderful addition to the vivid Spanish film music concert world, and an event that shows great premise with its unique combination of attractive programming and academic foundation."
"Oviedo FilmMusic Live! is different from all other film music projects in Spain, focused on a different purpose, which is basically educational. Thanks to the invaluable help of Soundtracks Live!, the musical production of this event is perfect for audiences of all ages, thanks to a measured and powerful, and above all, balanced musical program," said Pablo Laspra, director of Oviedo FilmMusic Live!
The program will open with music from superhero films, covering the best of DC Comics and Marvel with titltes like Batman (Danny Elfman), Captain America: The First Avenger (Alan Silvestri), Spider-Man 3 (Christopher Young), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Brian Tyler) as well as X-Men 2 (John Ottman). The first half will commence with selections from family adventures: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (John Powell), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Patrick Doyle), Rise of the Guardians (Alexandre Desplat), Chicken Run (Harry Gregson-Williams) and the European concert premiere of music from The Jungle Book (John Debney).
There are certain standards that should not be missed from any good film music concertthese cornerstones of the genre will be collected in the all time classics blockRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Michael Kamen), The Mission (Ennio Morricone), Gremlins (Jerry Goldsmith), Legends of the Fall (James Horner), The Goonies (Dave Grusin), Out of Africa (John Barry) and Silverado (Bruce Broughton). The program will be rounded out by the best sci-fi anthems: Star Trek Into Darkness (Michael Giacchino), Inception (Hans Zimmer) and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (John Williams).