Stephen King’s universe will be performed at the Fimucité XI Closing Gala

Richard Bellis, composer of the tv-miniseries 'IT', will be a guest of honor in the concert 'Stephen King’s Night Gallery', which will take place on Saturday, September 30th.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival will include two original concerts devoted to the music of the filmography of two of the most recognised contemporary filmmakers: Quentin Tarantino y Pedro Almodóvar.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will include this year a magnificent finale that will thrill film music, fantastic cinema and literature fans. The 'Stephen King’s Night Gallery' concert will offer a selection of the scores from the best Stephen King’s novels adapted to the screen. It will take place on Saturday, September 30th at the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín.

Performed by Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and conducted by the director of FIMUCITÉ, Diego Navarro, this repertoire will include themes from scores by Pino Donaggio 'Carrie', Thomas Newman 'Shawshank Redemption', which obtained an Academy Award Nomination, and 'The Green Mile', or Richard Bellis, composer of the tv-miniseries 'IT', who will attend to present a world premiere of his work. Other absolute premieres for this concert will be Mychael Danna’s 'Hearts in Atlantis', Elliot Goldenthal’s 'Pet Sematary' and Phillip Glass’ 'Secret Window', among others. Also the highly anticipated summer film premieres 'IT' and 'The Dark Tower' will also be performed in the concert.

FIMUCITÉ XI, which 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, will include two original proposals for filmgoers and music lovers. One will be devoted to the songs from Quentin Tarantino’s movies, and the other to Pedro Almodovar’s filmography, which will be held at Guimerá Theatre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Leal Theatre in La Laguna on September 23rd and 24th, respectively. Music plays a decisive role in the works of these two filmmakers, both Academy Award Winners, and their selection of songs define their acclaimed film hallmarks.

The 'Tarantino Unchained' concert will be performed by the Pop Culture Band, responsible for FIMUCITÉ’s previous successful concerts 'Back to the 80s', 'Back to the 90s' and 'That '70s Show'. The Canary Islands band led by Gonzalo de Araoz (guitar) is preparing a repertoire with themes from the films 'Pulp Fiction', 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Jackie Brown', 'Kill Bill Vol.1', 'Kill Bill Vol.2" and 'The Hateful Eight', among others.
The two sessions programmed for this concert will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, at 19:00 and 22:00. Tickets will be available from next week at the theater’s box office and on for €15.

The Pop Culture Band’s line-up includes the Canary Islands musicians Francis Díaz (guitar), Julio Moreno (bass), Javier Guerrero (drums), Jeremías Martín (teclados), Julián Díaz (trompeta), Norberto Arteaga (saxo) and Cristo Delgado (trombone).

The amazing Canary Island artist Esther Ovejero will delight us with a collection of songs from the manchego filmmaker’s movies in the concert 'All about Almodóvar', which will take the audience to his particular universe. This selection includes Carlos Gardel’s Tango “Volver”, performed by Estrella Morente in the film by the same name, the bolero 'Un Año de Amor' sang by Luz Casal in 'High Heels', Sara Montiel’s version of 'Quizás, Quizás, Quizás' featured in 'The Bad Education' or 'La Bien Pagá' song that Almodovar himself sang in 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?', among others.

Esther Ovejero will be accompanied on stage by Francis Hernández (keyboards and piano), Roberto Amor (drums and percussion), Pancho Delgado (guitar and strings) and Carlos Perdomo (double bass and electric bass).

The 'All about Almodóvar' concert will take place on Sunday, September 24th, at 19:00, at the venue Teatro Leal in La Laguna. Tickets will be available from next week at the box office for €10.

Once again, this year FIMUCITÉ renovates its alliance with The Advanced Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands (ACM) and Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (PCM), an agreement that will put together two exciting concerts performed by young musicians in the Canary Islands at the Guimerá Theatre.

The Symphonic Band from the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will be conducted by both José Toledo and Ramón García i Soler, guest conductor invited for the occasion. The repertoire is dedicated to some of the music created for Spanish films, such as 'Welcome Mr. Marshall', 'Captain Thunder and the Holy Grail' or 'Capture the flag'.

The concert will take place on September 27th at 20 pm, a special show for scholars will be held in the morning.

FIMUCITÉ’s Young Orchestra, formed by students from both conservatories, will offer on September 28th a concert focusing on Hollywood's best epic cinema music. This time there will also be a show available for students in the morning, as well as the general public one that will take place at 20 pm.

Tickets for these concerts at the Guimerá Theater will be €10.

The second year of FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy (FIMUCITÉ Academy for Audiovisual Composers), aimed at students and professionals interested in specialized training, is worth mentioning among the wide range of parallel activities in the festival. This year’s program includes a workshop focused on musical creation for video games by Craig Stuart Garfinkle and Eimear Noone; a Sound Engineering workshop for recording sessions by James Fitzpatrick; and master classes by Richard Bellis (Temp Tracks: Resist or Surrender) and Matthijs Kieboom (Creating Soundtracks with Small Budgets).

All lessons are free of charge and will take place along the week of the Festival at the Professional Conservatory of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In addition, this year, the Professional Conservatory is more involved in the certification, providing the Film Scoring Academy’s diplomas.

Concerts for scholars at the Guimerá Theater are included within the FIMUCITÉ Film Scoring Academy.

The FIMUCITÉ XI program will also host the fifth year of FIMUCINEMA, the Festival's competitive section which awards the musical section of audiovisual works. The call for feature films and shortfilms is open until July 31st. To date, more than 600 works, 74 feature films, 90 documentaries and 440 short films have been submitted to the competition, mainly from the United States, Spain, Iran, India, Italy, Brazil, United Kingdom and France.

The program of FIMUCITÉ XI includes other concerts already announced as the tribute to the Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci, to be held at the Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos on September 22nd. The show includes the screening of 'The Beyond' while the live performance of the original score takes place. Moreover, on Friday, September 29 the symphonic concert 'Sword & Sorcery: Symphonic Chronicles of a Legendary Era' will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín featuring the award-winning Irish composer and director Eimear Noone conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Further information of the program will soon be announced.

Tickets for both symphonic concerts to be held at the venue Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín are already on sale by telephone (902 317 327), at the box office of the Auditorium, and at It is also possible to purchase a season ticket to enjoy both events with €5 off the total price.