- The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The Avengers' and 'The Batman', among others, in the concerts that will take place in the Auditorio de Tenerife.
- A special tribute will be paid to Zack Snyder's film career, with pieces from '300', 'Watchmen', 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman vs. Superman'.
This summer, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) pays tribute, in its seventeenth edition, to the comic book superheroes who have made the leap to the screen in iconic productions that have captivated the general public for decades. The Marvel and DC universes, their heroes and villains, will star in the programs planned for the two grand symphony concerts that the Auditorio de Tenerife will host on July 14th and 15th, as performed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Tenerife Film Choir and the Coro Polifónico de la Universidad de La Laguna.
These will be two original and unique shows, in which numerous pieces will be performed for the first time worldwide, including the world concert premieres of the soundtracks for 'Watchmen' and 'Deadpool 2', composed by Tyler Bates, who will visit the Festival; 'The Incredible Hulk', by Joe Harnell; 'Werewolf by Night' (Michael Giacchino), 'X-Men' (Shuky Levi), 'The Killing Joke' (Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter) and the animated series 'What if?' (Laura Karpmann).
Tickets are already on sale at the Auditorio de Tenerife box office. FIMUCITÉ offers a discounted pass for those who want to enjoy both concerts, as well as a VIP pass that includes tickets for all six concerts scheduled this year, including those performed at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Teatro Leal de La Laguna and the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna.
On Friday July 14th, at 8:00 p.m., the concert 'Excelsior: The Stan Lee Legacy' will take place, dedicated to the great soundtracks of the legendary Marvel comic book publisher on screens big and small alike. It is worth noting the world premiere of the music from the film 'Werewolf by Night', composed by Michael Giacchino, who also directed the film, expressly prepared for this concert. Danny Elfman's iconic score for Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' and its sequel; 'The Incredible Hulk', 'X-Men', 'Black Panther', 'The Avengers', 'Captain America: The First Avenger' or 'Guardians of the Galaxy', among others, will also delight the audience.
The concert will be given by guest conductor Salvador Vázquez and will feature the participation of Tyler Bates, a regular collaborator of James Gunn's and Zack Snyder's. Lola and Sami Bates will also participate as soloists, as well as drummer Greg Ellis, whose performances have been part of over 200 film, TV and videogame soundtracks, including '300', 'Iron Man', 'Guardians of the Galaxy ' or 'Assassin's Creed', who returns to FIMUCITÉ with his extraordinary staging.
The concert 'Gods and Detectives', dedicated to DC Comics, will put the finishing touch to this promising edition of FIMUCITÉ on Saturday, July 15th, at 7:30 p.m., under the direction of maestro Diego Navarro, composer and conductor who is a specialist in film music and the founder of FIMUCITÉ. The program covers the soundtracks that have accompanied superheroes like Superman and Batman, villains like the Joker, and other characters from the noir genre, like Dick Tracy or The Crow, on the big screen. In this concert, of note is the performance 'The Batman' score, by Michael Giacchino, and the suite from legendary film '300', by Tyler Bates. Other titles such as 'Man of Steel', 'Superman' or 'The Rocketeer' will also be performed. In addition, the world premiere of the score for 'The Killing Joke' will take place, in the presence of its composer Lolita Ritmanis, who returns to the Festival joined by Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter, with whom she has written the music for various animated films for Marvel and DC, such as 'Batman Beyond', under the Dynamic Music Partners label.
Tyler Bates, Lola and Sami Bates and Greg Ellis will once again take the stage, as well as the invited soloists from the Canary Islands, Fran León and Esther Ovejero.
The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine de Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ), the oldest event in this genre in Europe, directed by acclaimed composer and conductor Diego Navarro, is sponsored by Cabildo de Tenerife, the Organismo Autónomo de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Organismo Autónomo de Actividades Musicales del Ayuntamiento de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Auditorio de Tenerife, Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural y Volcano Teide Experience; with the special collaboration of Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Tenerife, Tenerife Innova, Fondo de Desarrollo de Canarias, Fundación Disa, Emmasa, Fundación SGAE, Fundación "la Caixa", Fundación CajaCanarias, AUDI as the official Festival car; and the Fundación Diario de Avisos, the Grupo Plató del Atlántico and Televisión Canaria as principal media partners. FIMUCITÉ celebrates its 17 th edition from June 30 th to July 15 th 2023.