The Tenerife International Film Music Festival will be held from September 22nd to 30th, 2017.
The tickets for the concert 'Sword & Sorcery: Symphonic Chronicles of a Legendary Era' are already on sale.
The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) is preparing its 11th year, which will be devoted to the sword and sorcery film music. The event will be held from September 22nd to 30th, 2017, thanks to the sponsorship of Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Arona City Councils.
After the success obtained during its first decade, the festival directed by composer Diego Navarro pursues to please its unconditional fans and all film music lovers with a wide and interesting program featuring the fantasy subgenre film scores. This will be the leitmotiv of the concert 'Sword & Sorcery: Symphonic Chronicles of a Legendary Era', which will be held at the venue Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín on September 29th. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir will perform some classic scores on their 35th anniversary such as 'Conan the Barbarian', 'The Dark Crystal', 'The Beastmaster', and 'The Sword and the Sorcerer', with music by Basil Poledouris, Trevor Jones, Lee Holdridge, and David Whitaker, respectively, and which will be joined by other key sword and sorcery films.
The tickets for this great concert are already on sale at the box office of the Auditorium and on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com. The leitmotiv of FIMUCITE’s Closing Night Gala Concert, which will be conducted by Diego Navarro, will be announced soon.
The festival’s program will include other concerts to be held at Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos, Arona, and at the Guimerá Theater in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The successful initiative 'The Pop Culture Band' will return as well. This Pop - Rock original concert combines the best film songs with an awesome staging, including amusing choreographies and which, in previous years, has featured the shows 'Back to the 80s', 'Back to the 90s' and 'That 70's show'.
The organization of the festival is also working on the 2017 FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy, for Audiovisual Composers, which began in 2016 during the festival. This initiative was welcomed by both students and teachers, some of them not being residents on the Canary Islands.
Among the parallel activities, it is worth mentioning the competitive section of the festival, FIMUCINEMA. In its fifth year, this event will screen, for free, the films in competition in order to choose the best scores in a feature film, in a documentary and in a short film.
FIMUCITÉ will continue cooperating with both the Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands and the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Thus, the festival and the music institutions are preparing several concerts where the young students will have a unique opportunity to show their skills. Moreover, RTVE, the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation, a great supporter of the festival, will continue recording, editing and broadcasting the symphonic concerts either regionally, nationally or internationally.
Furthermore, in May 2017, FIMUCITÉ and its director, Diego Navarro, will gain special prominence in the 10th Krakow Film Music Festival. The bound between the Tenerife International Film Music Festival and the Polish equivalent started in 2009 and focuses on spreading and promoting the art of film music.