Ennio Morricone’s concert tribute will open Fimucité 13 concert program

- The FIMUCITÉ recital ‘Cinema Morricone’ sees Pianist Simone Pedroni and prestigous flute soloist Sara Andon performing together on September 20th at Teatro Leal in La Laguna (Tenerife).

- This FIMUCITÉ concert will also be performed in Gran Canaria on Saturday 21st September.

To celebrate the 90th birthday of acclaimed composer and Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will be dedicating the opening concert of its thirteenth edition to music written by the Italian composer. Morricone received the Academy Honorary Award in 2007, and won an Oscar for Best Original Score in 2016 for ‘The Hateful Eight’ directed by Quentin Tarantino. On Friday 20th September, Teatro Leal in La Laguna (Tenerife) will be playing host to the concert ‘Cinema Morricone’, performed by two brilliant soloists: pianist Simone Pedroni and flute soloist Sara Andon. This recital will be repeated for audiences in Gran Ganaria on Saturday 21st September in Teatro Guiniguada in the capital of Gran Canaria.

The recital ‘Cinema Morricone’ will take audiences on a journey through some of the most famous and celebrated scores by this prodigious composer, including ‘Cinema Paradiso’, ‘The Mission’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ and ‘The Untouchables’, amongst other pieces, in a programme created by Robert Townson, a producer specialising in film music. In a musical selection that spans over six decades of the Morricone’s legendary career and more than 500 film scores, audiences will also enjoy compositions created for westerns such as ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ and ‘Duck, You Sucker!’, a.k.a ‘A Fistful of Dynamite!’.

Sara Andon and Simone Pedroni premiered their recital programme dedicated to Ennio Morricone in November 2018 in Italy, which received excellent reviews. Known for her dazzling tone, the renown Sara Andon has performed in the greatest concert halls all over the world, and has even wowed FIMUCITÉ audiences in the Auditorio de Tenerife with her wonderful musical performances. Pedroni is a Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist, has worked with outstanding international orchestras and has collaborated with the renowned conductors Zubin Mehta, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Vladimir Spivakov.

Sony Classical officially announced a double CD with the repertoire of 'Cinema Morricone', that will be released on May 25th.

Tickets for 'Cinema Morricone' concerts at FIMUCITÉ Festival will be soon on sale at cost of 15 euros and can be acquired at the box offices of both theaters (Leal and Guiniguada), as well as through Entrees.es

‘Cinema Morricone’ is a magnificent way to kick off the 13thTenerife International Film Music Festival’s concert programme and parallel activities. The festival will run from September 20th – 29th thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council.

The recurring theme throughout this year’s 13th festival is horror film classics. As such, the Auditorio de Tenerife will be hosting two huge concerts in which the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir will perform music from some of the most well known films of this genre.

The first of these concerts, entitled ‘My Favourite Fears’ / ‘Mis terrores favoritos’ will be held on Friday 27th; guest conductor Christian Schumann will be taking the helm for performances of scores from films such as ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Hellraiser’, amongst others. Joining him will be the composers of these works, Harry Manfredini and Christopher Young.

The second of these concerts is the Glosing Gala, which will be held on Saturday 28th September. This concert is a live-to-picture performance of the film score composed by Wojciech Kilar for the classic film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, by Francis Ford Coppola. This concert is a unique opportunity to enjoy the breath-taking film starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder as a live orchestra & choir perform the film score in perfect synchrony with onscreen images. Taking up the baton for this concert is the festival’s artistic director, conductor and composer, Diego Navarro. This original production has been produced in partnership with Krakow Film Music Festival, and in coordination with Sony Pictures, with the collaboration of Robert Townson.

FIMUCITÉ 13 has been made possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, Audi Canarias, Dorada Especial and the Teleférico del Teide, and the collaboration of SGAE – the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers, amongst others.