Silvestri to conduct Madrid concert

By • March 28, 2007

Alan Silvestri will conduct his film music in a unique concert which is the main event at the 2nd Soncinemad film music festival in Madrid, Spain, June 29-July 1.
Silvestri will lead a world-exclusive symphonic concert for full orchestra and choir with a repertoire which covers wide selection from his best and most notable works to date.
“For Soncinemad it’s an honor that Alan Silvestri wants to come to Madrid this summer to perform a concert with his works for the first time in his career. It will be a spectacular concert. Alan Silvestri is the principal support of the Festival. He and his family really believe in this project, and for us this is very special,” comments festival general manager Pablo Nieto.
The composer is currently working to put together the program the programme for the concert – certainly not an easy task given the enormous amount of scores to choose from. Among Silvestri’s best known credits are Forrest Gump, the Back to the Future trilogy, Cast Away, Contact, Predator, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Abyss and Identity.
The first Soncinemad festival last year included two celebrated concerts featuring Harry Gregson-Williams and Trevor Jones, and a seminar program with guests, speakers and panelists including Hans Zimmer, Christopher Young and Dario Marianelli. Over 4,000 fans and professionals attended the festival.
Soncinemad’s organizing commitee is currently working on confirming the attendance of a strong line-up of composers, both from Europe and North America. Confirmed so far are Oscar winner leading Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener, Talk To Her, All About My Mother), Juan Bardem (My Mother Likes Women, The Ugliest Woman in the World and Swindled) and British composer Christopher Slaski (The Pianotuner of Earthquakes, Beyond the Sea). More names and a seminar program will be announced in the near future.
“The festival will open with a very special film music concert tribute to some of our guests, a concert where the orchestra will perform suites from the Soncinemad 2007 panelists, introduced by Christopher Young, Honorary President of Soncinemad, who will also present some of his music”, says Pablo Nieto. mc

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