‘Let’s Dance’, the new long-awaited show by The Pop Culture Band, debuts on Saturday 21st September.
Composer Randy Edelman offers a concert covering the breadth of his eclectic musical career on Thursday 26th September.
The Tenerife International Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ), which will be celebrating its thirteenth edition from 20th – 29th September, 2019 thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, adds to its concert program two energetic concerts by The Pop Culture Band. As part of an exclusive project created by FIMUCITÉ, The Pop Culture Band will be delivering two performances at the Teatro Guimerá of a new long-awaited show dedicated to songs from some of the most iconic scenes in film history. In addition, one of the most well-known composers in Hollywood, Randy Edelman, will also be taking the stage in the Teatro Guimerá for an intimate and poignant piano recital.
The Pop Culture Band debuts its show ‘Let’s dance’ on Saturday 21st of September at 19:00. The concert repertoire covers iconic songs including “The time of my life” (Dirty Dancing), “Footloose” (Footloose), “Great balls of fire” (Great Balls of Fire!), “Walking on sunshine” (‘High Fidelity’) and “My Sharona' (‘Reality Bites’), amongst others. Also participating in the concert will be Vince DiCola, one of this year’s festival’s illustrious guests. The composer is responsible for creating one of cinema’s most electrifying songs, “Far From Over”, for the film ‘Staying alive’ starring John Travolta. His efforts on this track earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in 1984.
The Pop Culture Band has been the FIMUCITÉ artist-in-residence since 2014. Performing in the concert will be Gonzalo de Araoz (Musical Director) on guitar, Francis Díaz on electrical guitar, Julio Moreno on bass, David González on keyboards, Javier Guarrero on drums, Nuria Herrero on percussion, Elio Bignote on trumpet, Jairo Cabrera on trombone and Luis Cuen on saxophone, and on vocals we have solo artists Héctor Quintero, Patricio González, Patricia González and Zuleyma Medina. The first concert performance commences at 19:00 p.m. and the second performance commences at 22:00 p.m.
On 26th September the Teatro Guimerá will play host to the recital ‘Randy Edelman: A close relationship’. Edelman, who composed film scores for works that include ‘Dragonheart’ and ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, and television series such as ‘MacGyver’, will be on piano taking a look back at his fascinating eclectic music career accompanied by a string septet.
Edelman will perform songs from his solo albums, recreate versions of his songs that have been recorded by esteemed artists such as Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John or The Carpenters, and he will be presenting several piano arrangements of his different scores that were created for film and television; as a result audiences will be delighted by a wide range of musical styles, from comedy to drama. This is an intimate performance in which Eldeman also shares his own personal stories and anecdotes about life as a composer and his professional career with the audience.
The following two events round off the horror themed concert programming for FIMUCITÉ 13: ‘My Favourite Fears’ and the live-to-picture concert for ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. On Friday 27th September, the Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the concert ‘My Favourite Fears’, which takes audiences on a walk through musical compositions from some of the most iconic horror films in cinema’s history. The concert itself will be conducted by Christian Schumann. On Saturday 28th September, the festival’s official Closing Gala includes the live-to-picture concert for the classic Francis Ford Coppola film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. The concert will be conducted by the festival’s director, and conductor, Diego Navarro. The music for both concerts will be performed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir.
The festival’s inaugural concert on Friday 20th September pays homage to the illustrious composer Ennio Morricone. Two brilliant soloists, pianist Simone Pedroni and flutist Sara Andon, will be taking the charge at the recital entitled ‘Morricone Cinema’ which will be held in the Teatro Leal. The recital will be performed once again on Saturday 21st in the Teatro Guiniguada in Gran Canaria.
On Sunday 29th September the FIMUCITÉ Youth Orchestra rounds off concert programming in the Auditorio de Tenerife with their new concert, ‘Champions of the Silver Screen’. This orchestra includes young musicians from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands Higher Conservatory of Music. Under the direction of José Antonio Cubas, these talented students will be journeying through some of the most important soundtracks from sports films.
The festival, which is directed by renowned Spanish composer and conductor Diego Navarro, will be celebrating its 13th edition with 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.