Film Music Prague Festival has decided to include a music from visionary composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to the program of True Stories Gala. Jóhansson suddenly died on 9th February in Berlin. We will remember his legacy by suite from biography movie THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. Jóhann Jóhannsson recieved Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for this score. On Sunday 22nd April, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform under baton of conductor Chuhei Iwasaki. Kühn choir and violinist Olga Šroubková will be co-performers. Program of True Stories Gala is here.
British composer Ilan Eshkeri accepted invitation to the Film Music Prague Festival. He will be a special guest of closing concert called TRUE STORIES GALA (April 22). Eshkeri will present his music from THE YOUNG VICTORIA in Dvorak’s Hall, Rudolfinum. Eshkeri is awarded artist who scored beautiful fantasy movie STARDUST. Ilan eshkeri often cooperates with director Matthew Vaughn as well as with director and actor Ralph Fiennes (biography drama THE INVISIBLE WOMAN and adaptation of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS). The closing concert TRUE STORIES GALA will be performed by Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Kühn Choir under baton of conductor Chuhei Iwasaki. Tickets still available. More info about the program here.
Organizers of the FILM MUSIC PRAGUE FESTIVAL thank you for your support in 2017. And we wish you the best of luck in New Year! We are looking forward to welcome you at 7th Annual of the festival, which will be from 19th to 22nd April 2018. Composers Clint Mansell (The Fountain), Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049), Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix from Two Steps From Hell will be our guests. And this is not a final list! We are preparing five big concerts in cooperation with the best musicians. FILM MUSIC PRAGUE FESTIVAL is Czech unique cultural event. Every year we offer a lot of special projects and premieres. And we will continue in 2018! Let’s check our program. Again, we wish you Happy New Year and please, fingers crossed with next edition of the festival. 🙂
Two Steps From Hell ‘live in concert’ will present Norwagian singer MERETHE SOLTVEDT. This amazing artist will be a soloist of the concert. She ofen cooperates with composers Thomas Jacob Bergersen and Nick Phoenix. You can listen to her wonderful voice on the newest album of Two Steps From Hell – Unleashed. Excerpt from this album will be in te program of concert, which will be on 20th April 2018. Praga Sinfonietta and Kühn Choir will perform under baton of conductor Petr Pololanik.
Composer Benjamin Wallfisch will present his music during the opening concert of Film Music Prague 2018. On 19th April in Forum Karlin, Wallfisch will conduct The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and choir. Program includes suites from current science-fiction movie Blade Runner 2049, a successful horror It, a biography drama Hidden Figures, thriller A Cure for Wellness as well as scores from Inception, Interstellar or Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows. Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s career spans over a decade and 60 feature films. He has composed music for such legendary film makers as Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier, and has worked on scores that have been recognized with multiple awards and nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Ivor Novello Awards, BAFTAs and World Soundtrack Awards.
Tickets for the opening concert called GOOSEBUMPS! (19th April 2018) are available here.
The closing concert of Film Music Prague 2018 is called TRUE STORIES GALA. This concert will be on 22nd April in Rudolfinum. You will listen to scores from movies based on true events. Program includes for example Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire as well as Alexandre Desplat’s King’s Speech, John Williams’ Schindler’s List and Catch Me If You Can. And many more! Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Kühn Choir will perform the concert. Festival will announce special guests soon. Stay tuned!
It is official! Film Music Prague festival will present concert of music by Two Steps From Hell. Composers Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix will be festival guests (not performers). They are famous for their music for teasers and trailers of Hollywood blockbusters. Symphony orchestra, choir and soloist will perform the concert under baton of longtime collaborator Petr Pololanik. Concert will be on 20th April 2018 in Forum Karlin, Prague. The upcoming program will be massive! Stay tuned.
Next edition of the Film Music Prague festival will be from 19th to 22nd April 2018. Program will include concerts and shows, master classes and panel discussions, exlusive guests and many more. We will also offer a lot of world premieres. More info coming soon. Stay tuned!
Thank you all visitors, artists and guests as well as partners for unforgettable experience. 4-days edition of the Film Music Prague festival was successful. More than 5.000 people attended our concerts and additional program. Festival offered 10 world premieres and a lot of Czech premieres. Artists played more than 240 minutes of music. Thank you for all feedbacks and reviews, which will be our inspiration for the future. See you soon at upcoming events of the Film Music Prague festival.
Czech producer of the designed gramophones – ‘440 audio’ – is a new partner of the Film Music Prague festival. In cooperation with this company, we are preparing a special relax zone at Festival centre – CSOB Inspirace (Jungmannovo namestí 767, Prague 1). You can visit this zone from Thursday April 20th (6:00pm) to Sunday April 23rd (7:00pm). You will listen to famous scores on vinyls and played in top quality. Free entry.
Program of ‘440 audio relax zone’:
Thursday (April 20th)
18:00 – 20:00 Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
Friday (April 21st)
12:00 – Back to the Future (Alan Silvestri)
13:00 – Edward Scissorhands (Danny Elfman)
14:00 – The Matrix (Don Davis)
15:00 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Michael Giacchino)
16:00 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)
17:00 – Memoirs of Geisha (John Williams)
18:00 – Arrival (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Saturday (April 22nd)
12:00 – Gremlins (Jerry Goldsmith)
13:00 – Jurassic World (Michael Giacchino)
14:00 – Star Wars IV – VI (John Williams)
15:00 – Aliens (James Horner)
16:00 – Seven Years in Tibet (John Williams)
17:00 – Thunderball (John Barry)
18:00 – Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
Sunday (April 23rd)
12:00 – How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
13:00 – Planet of the Apes (Jerry Goldsmith)
14:00 – Jupiter Ascending (Michael Giacchino)
15:00 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)
16:00 – Passengers (Thomas Newman)
17:00 – Forrest Gump (Alan Silvestri)
18:00 – Psycho (Bernard Herrmann)