John Williams and Spielberg Connection Featured at FIMUCITE 4 Festival

Film Music Magazine • June 18, 2010

FIMUCITÉ 4 will take place between the 5th and 10th of July and pay homage to one of the most important composers of cinema history, John Williams, with special emphasis on the exceptional duo Williams-Spielberg. Thus, the organizers hope that in this “fourth phase” the public will be abducted like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind by the concerts, screenings and parallel activities. This years´ poster, designed by Carlos Miranda, reflects this fruitful collaboration. Furthermore, this years´ Festival also pays tribute to another great composer, Alex North and the celebration of his centenary.

Diego Navarro, the director of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, inaugurated the fourth edition of FIMUCITÉ during the press conference and accompanied by the Coordinator of Culture and Historic Heritage of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Mr Cristóbal de la Rosa, Aranzazu Gutiérrez, director of Cooperation and Cultural Heritage of the Canary Government and the Town Councillor from the cultural area of San Cristobal de La Laguna, Mrs Julia Dorta. Mr Navarro expressed his gratitude to all the institutions that have sponsored the festival this year, including the Town Halls of Granadilla and Arona that kindly share two magnificent infant choirs of over eighty voices.

The Festivals´ director highlighted the “exquisite line up of composers this year including Bruno Coulais and Carter Burwell, musical collaborator of the Coen brothers and who will thrill the public with a concert in La Laguna´s Leal Theatre accompanied by the Tenerife Film Ensemble; the chamber formation of the Tenerife Film Orchestra.” In addition, FIMUCITÉ will organize a spectacular thematic concert with the music from the renowned TV series Battlestar Galactica, directed by Bear McCreary and his band, together with the Symphonic Orchestra of Tenerife.

Other new features include the participation of the Guillermo Gonzalez music school of La Laguna and their Symphonic Band. The Fe Band, also from La Laguna who will give and open air concert in the town and likewise the Municipal Band from Santa Cruz who will play in the Capital.

The opening concert, as highlighted by Mr Navarro, will be carried out the Santa Cruz Music Conservatoire Symphonic Band in the newly renovated Guimerá Theatre.

FIMUCITÉ 4 once again organizes a cycle of screenings, one of which is coordinated with the Canary Filmoteca centered on Alex North and another on Williams-Spielberg at the CajaCanarias Cultural Centre. There will also be interesting conferences and round tables for film music enthusiasts. The director of the festival disclosed that FIMUCITÉ and the Canary Filmoteca will present a third volume entitled The Williams Spielberg Connection.

Diego Navarro emphasized the active collaboration of the University of La Laguna and the fact that certain parallel activities will allow students to obtain credits for their study programs. Finally Navarro reiterated the festival’s web site ( where all the information is available and tickets are on sale through General Tickets and at the box offices.

This year, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, FIMUCITÉ, in collaboration with Filmoteca Canaria and Dibbuks Publisher, has launched the book ‘The Williams-Spielberg Connection’, to pay tribute to the extensive professional relationship that Steven Spielberg and John Williams have had since 1974. The publication will be presented in Espacio Cultural de CajaCanarias on Monday 5th July.


By TOXIC AVENGER on June 24th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Why isn’t someone doing this kind of thing here in Los Angeles?

By TOXIC AVENGER on June 24th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Williams: THE “A” list composer.

Spielberg: THE “a” list filmmaker.

The rest are just also rans.

By Richey Rynkowski on June 26th, 2010 at 2:21 am

it would be nice if something like this could be done in the UK aswell. We get nothing over when it comes to film music which is strange as so much film score is recorded over here.

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