‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’
Originally created by the author Bram Stoker, the vampire Dracula is the most famous of all the classic horror film monsters to have haunted the silver screen. Many attempts have been made to capture his true essence on screen, but no one has been able to do so in quite the way Francis Ford Coppola manages to. Coppola fully captures the legend surrounding the character and adds an extraordinary twist that is truly sensational. Even today, his work continues to hold immense artistic value and continues to receive critical acclaim, making this the best Dracula film to date.
The music for Coppola’s film was created by the Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, and it would go on to become one of the most recognised soundtracks of the vampire genre.
‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula In Concert’ is an original format production created in coordination with Sony Pictures and coproduced with the Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) in association with Robert Townson Productions. It is the first time that two film music festivals, both of which are internationally recognised in this field, join forces to create a show of such magnitude. This concept follows the success sown by last year’s live-to-picture concert in Fimucité XII dedicated to the film ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ by Steven Spielberg. As the film was projected the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Tenerife Film Choir performed the score by John Williams in perfect synchronisation with onscreen action.
In tackling a feat of such magnitude many hours were spent pulling together all the pieces from the original score by Kilar, and then noting them all down exactly as they are performed in the film. Once this had been done each piece of music then had to be synced to each of the onscreen images. The arduous amounts of research and musical recomplication involved culminated in the premier performance of this concert in Krakow last May. The world tour, which is managed by the German agency Europäische Filmphilharmonie GmbH, commences in Tenerife with the FIMUCITÉ 13 festival. This is a considerable commitment by FIMUCITÉ following the success sown by last year’s live-to-picture concert dedicated to the film ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ by Steven Spielberg, and music by John Williams. It was the first live-to-picture concert ever performed in the Canary Islands and this year audiences will once again have the chance to experience the excitement of such an extraordinary event with "Bram Stoker’s Dracula In Concert”. The score for this year’s concert will be peformed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir under the baton of Fimucité’s Artistic Director and conductor, Diego Navarro.
At the helm of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Tenerife Film Choir, the Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna, Alba Fariña as solo voice and Cristina Ramos as singer of "Love Song For a Vampire", conductor Diego Navarro promises to offer audiences an unforgettable evening as he shrouds us in the seductive world of sound of the most popular vampire in the history of film and literature.