Fimucité resonates across Europe

- Five FIMUCITÉ concerts will be performed in Poland and the Netherlands this week.

- In co-production with FIMUCITÉ, the Krakow Film Music Festival will be hosting the world premiere of the live-to-picture concert for ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, and an original concert entitled ‘Tarantino Unchained’.

- Diego Navarro and soloists from the Canary Islands will perform a concert paying homage to James Bond at two illustrious venues in the Netherlands.

- Young Canary musicians will also be participating in a concert dedicated to Disney’s animated films in Krakow.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ), that will be held on 20th – 29th September this year thanks to the support of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, has reached an important milestone in its thirteen-year history.This week, the festival’s names shall resonate in two different European countries as a total of five concerts produced by FIMUCITÉ are performed in Poland and the Netherlands.

The festival’s artistic director Diego Navarro, who is joined by the well-known Canarian soloists Esther Ovejero, Fran León and Cristina Ramos, will be taking the concert ‘A Tribute to James Bond’ to the Güeldres province in the Netherlands. The concert offers a wide selection of the most successful songs from the film saga dedicated to the mythical secret service agent, 007. It includes pieces from the films ‘Goldfinger’, ‘From Russia With Love’, ‘You Only Live Twice’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and ‘Skyfall’, to name a few. The program, which was first enjoyed by audiences in Tenerife if 2013, will be performed on Friday 17th May at the venue Concertgebouw de Vereeniging in Nimega, and on Saturday 18th May at Musis Arnhem in Arnhem.

FIMUCITÉ will once again be appearing in the program of events of the Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) on May 15th, confirming the festival’s continued fruitful collaboration with its polish counterpart. This will take the form of an ambitious performance of the celebrated film score from the Francis Ford Coppola film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992), composed by Wojciech Kilar. In this spectacular world premiere of a live-to-picture concert of ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ music will be performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Polish Radio Choir under the baton of Don Davis. This concert will also be performed in Tenerife on Saturday 28th September as part of the Closing Gala of FIMUCITÉ 13. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir, under the baton of Diego Navarro, will perform this magical show, which will be held in the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”.

On May 17th the Krakow FMF will be offering a new concert by the FMF Youth Orchestra, which will once again include the participation of young musicians from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands Higher Conservatory of Music. A total of seven students will join the fold of the Polish Youth Orchestra to perform a repertoire from Disney classics at the grandiose Tauron Arena. The collaborative agreement that exists between the two festivals also sees young musicians from Poland joining one of the concerts held in Tenerife over the course of the week’s events.

Additionally, on Saturday May 18th, the FIMUCITÉ Pop Culture Band will be wowing audiences in the show ‘Tarantino Unchained’ that will be held in the ICE Krakow venue. The show, which was originally performed in Tenerife in 2017, centres on the work of one of the most influential filmmakers of our time, Quentin Tarantino. The repertoire covers songs taken from the soundtracks for ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Kill Bill Vol.1 and Vol.2’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Django Unchained’, and includes popular songs such as “Bang Bang - My Baby Shot Me Down”, “Street Life”, “Little Green Bag”, “Let’s Stay Together”, and many more from the soul, funk, R&B, rock & roll and rockabilly genres.

FIMUCITÉ 13, which runs at the end of September, 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. Tickets are now on sale for the festival’s opening concert ‘Cinema Morricone’, which will be held on Friday September 20th at the Teatro Leal de La Laguna in Tenerife and on Saturday September 21st at Teatro Guiniguada de Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. The festival’s symphonic concerts will be held on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September in the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” in Santa Cruz.