February 2018 - THE EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE AT THE BERLINALE

February 2018 - THE EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE AT THE BERLINALE

December 2017 - MUSIC AND MAGIC FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

December 2017 - MUSIC AND MAGIC FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

September/October 2017 - THE SEASON TAKES OFF!

September/October 2017 - THE SEASON TAKES OFF!

May - July 2017 - FILM CONCERT REVOLUTIONS

May - July 2017 - FILM CONCERT REVOLUTIONS

March/April 2017 - SNOW WHITE ENTERS THE BULLRING

December 2016 - THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA HOLIDAY TOUR 2016

December 2016 - THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA HOLIDAY TOUR 2016

November 2016 - ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH!

November 2016 - ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH!

April 2016 - A SEASON WITH CHAPLIN

April 2016 - A SEASON WITH CHAPLIN

February 2016 - LOVE? AFFAIRS

February 2016 - LOVE? AFFAIRS

January 2016 - WINTER CLIFFHANGERS

January 2016 - WINTER CLIFFHANGERS

December 2015 - VISIONARY FABLES - Chaplin, Eisenstein and Snow White

December 2015 - VISIONARY FABLES - Chaplin, Eisenstein and Snow White

September 2015 - 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

METROPOLIS (Director: Fritz Lang), D 1927

 

Time flies - especially when you do what you love. In the blink of an eye, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE has turned fifteen years old!  

This period of time has proved that film and music - this hybrid, yet magically united pair - have the power to build a whole new performative culture: solid, exciting, and extraordinarily rooted in our times and our interdisciplinary sensitivity.  

We have grown up a lot during these years. Film concert experiences such as METROPOLIS, THE MATRIX LIVE, ALEXANDER NEVSKY or the uncountable Charlie Chaplin movies have demonstrated over and over again that the artistic unity of music and image can compete in one arena with ballet and musical theater. Our music-only productions, for example the concerts dedicated to the art of Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota and John Williams, have shown that film music, on its own, is the source of a compelling and quite challenging stand-alone repertoire that is now present in concert halls all over the world. The ongoing support from our many artistic and technical partners, alongside the growing audiences, was the best company during these fifteen years.   

This Friday, September 11, 2015, marks the 15th anniversary of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE's foundation, and we celebrate and honor the long path that we have already walked as well as the future ahead of us with a panel discussion about the topic "Film music - the concert for the 21st century!?" Barbara Lebitsch (Head of Artistic Planning, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg), Johannes Ebert (Secretary General, Goethe Institute), Dr. Wolfgang Fink (cultural manager and musicologist), Gregory Johns-Haist (Managing Director, StuttgartKonzert Veranstaltungs GmbH), Wolf Kühnelt (event manager, Kulturprojekte Berlin) and Frank Strobel (Artistic Director, EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE) will join Stefan Lang (Deutschlandradio Kultur) at our headquarters to exchange their views about this captivating topic.

 

 

CLASSICS FOR THE AUTUMN

J'ACCUSE (Director: Abel Gance), F 1919

 

Four years after the premiere of METROPOLIS (1927) at La Scala, the Filarmonica della Scala selected our live orchestral presentation of Fritz Lang's masterpiece as their contribution to this year's EXPO 2015 which is currently held in Milano, Italy. The movie will be presented with Gottfried Huppertz's original score, conducted by Frank Strobel. With its frantic modernist rhythms and liturgical and medieval resonances, the music turns the film into an operatic, bigger-than-life experience.  

Another live performance of METROPOLIS will take place in St. Ingbert, Germany on October 10, 2015. Frank Strobel conducts the Saarländisches Staatsorchester.  

But of course, this autumn brings many other classics to the concert halls as well. Belonging to different genres and cultural backgrounds, these films have an enduring modernity in common that has resisted the passing of time for nearly one century. Abel Gance's anti-war movie J'ACCUSE (1919) and Georg Wilhelm Pabst's crime melodrama PANDORA'S BOX (1929) come, respectively, to Strasbourg, France (September 20) and Brussels, Belgium (September 24) with modern compositions by Philippe Schoeller and Peer Raben - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's musical partner on several melodramatic adventures.  

Walter Ruttmann avantgarde documentary BERLIN: THE SYMPHONY OF A METROPOLIS (1927) is brought to the concert halls of Paris (September 26), Strasbourg (October 2) and, of course, Berlin (October 29). We will present the film with Edmund Meisel's original symphonic score which is as galvanizing as the film's astonishing cinematography and innovative editing.

 

 

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Photos: METROPOLIS (© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung), J'ACCUSE (© Lobster Films).

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July 2015 - MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT in Shanghai

Mourning for James Horner (14 August 1953 - 22 June 2015)

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES HORNER Film Music Concert on January 21, 2012 at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall

 

News of the death of the American composer James Horner spread like wild fire last week. The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE will keep the memory of the composer alive with STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982), ALIENS (1986), THE NAME OF THE ROSE (1986), LEGENDS OF THE FALL (1994), BRAVEHEART (1995), TITANIC (1997), AVATAR (2009) and many other films.

 

 

MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT in Shanghai

THE MATRIX (Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski), USA 1999

 

MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT is a film concert like no other. Just as the film from 1999 was ground-breaking for the genre of science fiction, the live-to-projection concert developed by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE between 2007 and 2010 is definitive for the continuously expanding repertoire of similar film concerts. After numerous performances in Europe, the US and Australia, MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT will arrive on the Asian market on 16 July.   

Composer Don Davis himself will lead the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra through his challenging score, while guaranteeing absolute synchronisation between the film and the complex soundtrack. His music - versatile and affectionate like the compositions by Max Steiner and, at the same time, closely aligned with Polish avant-garde through its sharp rhythms and multi-layered harmonies - defies any form of comparison with the more traditionally orientated film music which can be heard during other live-to-projection concerts. MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT is a cinematographic work of art of our time, and its technical and artistic realisation mean that we are faced again and again with challenges that we will master in typical style with a view to the Chinese audience.

 

July 16, 2015 - Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Film Concert MATRIX LIVE. FILM IN CONCERT 

Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Don Davis

 

 

‘Summertime…’

As soon as the orchestra and administration depart for the summer vacation time, and theatres and concert halls temporarily close their doors, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE dedicates itself all the more intensively to the preparation of new concert programmes. This year, the nostalgic, gentle notes from THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA and the distinctive James Bond theme music will pervade our office rooms. This year's Christmas period will already see the release of the popular Czech fairytale film as a newly produced film concert, in some German cities (including Cologne, Nuremberg and Munich). And just a few weeks later, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra will be transformed into the main office building of MI6, when the Munich symphonists open their doors for the James Bond film night. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be honouring the British master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and the composer Bernard Herrmann, by adopting our production from the successful series ‘Great Directors and their Composers’.

This and other new productions will be presented in detail in the upcoming FilmPhilharmonic Edition - due to be issued in mid-September in time for the 15th birthday of EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE!

THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (Director: Václav Vorlícek) Czech Republic 1973

 

We wish you a wonderful summer.  

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EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE

 

 

 

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Photos: A TRIBUTE TO JAMES HORNER (© Karsten Prühl), THE MATRIX (© Warner Bros.), THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (© Deutsche Kinemathek).

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May 2015 - SCARY MOVIES

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Congenial to the chameleonic month of May, the concerts of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE offer a colorful variety of composers and repertoire: from the dazzling imagination of Federico Fellini and Nino Rota to the chilling sounds of some the scariest movies ever filmed (and scored). Two brand-new film music concert programs blossom in our catalogue - SCARY MOVIES and EUROPEAN FILM MUSIC - and more exciting projects are already on the horizon!

 

Everything is new in May: Premiere performances of SCARY MOVIES and EUROPEAN FILM MUSIC

PSYCHO (Director: Alfred Hitchcock), USA 1960

 

Director Alfred Hitchcock intended the famous shower sequence from PSYCHO to remain without any music. It was the dramatic instinct of composer Bernard Herrmann that challenged the Master of Suspense’s idea. His relentlessly jarring strings with their harsh minor-key harmonics created one of the most nerve-stretching and unbreakable audiovisual marriages of all time. Thus, he demonstrated the enormous power of film music: the ability to connect with the nerves and the spine of the audience, and to invoke unconscious, irrational fears with purely musical means.

An electrifying concert suite based on the PSYCHO film score is just one of the many highlights of our new, thrilling program SCARY MOVIES. Other selections presented by the Saarländisches Staatsorchester Saarbrücken under the direction of Christian Schumann include some of the most hair-raising music ever written for films, like Bernard Herrmann’s VERTIGO, Max Steiner’s seminal composition for KING KONG, John Williams’s propelling scores for JURASSIC PARK and WAR OF THE WORLDS, Jerry Goldsmith’s mischievous music for GREMLINS and THE SWARM, and James Horner’s ferocious rhythms for ALIENS. All of these composers know very well that fear has many faces and can be portrayed in many musical shapes. This is why the SCARY MOVIES program ranges from the lush and dark romanticism of Wojciech Kilar’s DRACULA to the gloomy and suffocating music of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, written by Howard Shore.

 

May 17 and 24, 2015 - Saarbrücken, Germany

Film Music Concert SCARY MOVIES

Saarländisches Staatsorchester Saarbrücken, conductor: Christian Schumann 

 

Despite what we might know about the careers of composers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold or Hans Zimmer, it’s good to be aware that not all the talented European musicians fled to America! (Or, at least, not forever.) Fortunately, European cinema could keep the geniuses of Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone or Wojciech Kilar for the greater part of their remarkable musical output. When Francis Ford Coppola commissioned Nino Rota to write his landmark score for THE GODFATHER, the Italian composer never put his feet onto the grounds of the United States. Quite the contrary: it was his music, free from all the musical stereotypes of American crime movies, that infused a genuine Mediterranean air to the film - and an enduring sense of homesickness that is still overwhelming today.         



Our program EUROPEAN FILM MUSIC pays homage to some of the most prominent European film composers of the last eighty years. Frank Strobel expert’s baton will lead the Filharmonia Poznańska through a program that compellingly represents a wide array of European identities, including France (Georges Delerue and Michel Legrand), Russia (Isaak O. Dunayevsky), Poland (Wojciech Kilar, Władysław Szpilman), Italy (Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone), the United Kingdom (Ron Goodwin) and Spain (Roque Baños). With their music we recall the variety and richness of European cinema: Delerue’s intimate and sensitive „Hommage à François Truffaut“ (with music from JULES AND JIM and DAY FOR NIGHT, among others), Morricone’s classic scores for ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and CINEMA PARADISO, Rota’s masterpieces for Coppola (THE GODFATHER) and Fellini (LA DOLCE VITA, LA STRADA), Legrand’s captivating suite from THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG and Roque Baños’s epic fanfares for ALATRISTE which are inspired by Spanish processional music. 

 

May 15 and 16, 2015 - Poznań, Poland

Film Music Concert EUROPEAN FILM MUSIC

Filharmonia Poznańska, conductor: Frank Strobel

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO FEDERICO FELLINI AND NINO ROTA

LA STRADA (Director: Federico Felini), IT 1954

 

„When I attended the scoring sessions of my own films, I was always struck, amazed and also moved because I felt each time like I was the witness to a miracle“. Those are the words of Italian director Federico Fellini, as told to film critic Michel Ciment in 1979. The artificer of such a miracle was Nino Rota, Fellini’s most intimate creative partner for nearly thirty years. The filmmaker’s wild imagery found the perfect partner in Rota’s witty, sensitive and gorgeous melodies. Rota’s music became an integral part of Fellini’s voluptuous and unmistakable film world. This program aims to capture the unique spirit of that partnership. In order to do so, it features suites from the very beginning of their collaboration (LA STRADA, as arranged by the composer as ballet suite) to their latest projects (AMARCORD, PROVA D’ORCHESTRA). 

The Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, conducted by Frank Strobel, will take charge of this challenge. Besides the aforementioned suites, the audience will travel through the seductive night sounds of LA DOLCE VITA and the dancing rhythms of JULIET OF THE SPIRITS. As we want to invoke miraculous worlds of Federico Fellini and Nino Rota, actor Manfred Callsen with join the orchestra to re-enact, live to film projection, the hilarious ecclesiastical fashion show sequence from FELLINI’S ROMA, one of the pinnacles of their musical and visual imagination. 

 

May 21, 2015 - Mannheim, Germany

May 22, 2015 - Kaiserslautern, Germany

Film Music Concert FEDERICO FELLINI AND NINO ROTA

Manfred Callsen, presentation

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, conductor: Frank Strobel

 

 

Not-to-miss: Film Concerts THE NEW BABYLON and VERTIGO LIVE

VERTIGO (Director: Alfred Hitchcock) USA 1958

 

The struggles of the Paris Commune of 1861 are captured by filmmaker Grigori Kozintsev and composer Dmitri Shostakovich with a cinematic and aural game of vigorous juxtapositions. The Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, under the baton of Daniel Raiskin, will perform Shostakovich’s powerful and sophisticated score for THE NEW BABYLON live to projection at the Stuttgart Liederhalle on May 20, 2015.

 

May 20, 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

Film Concert THE NEW BABYLON Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, conductor: Daniel Raiskin

 

In our offices, we are having the privilege of handling the complete music materials of one of the most mesmerizing masterpieces of film music ever written: Bernard Herrmann’s score for Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO. His desperately romantic and macabre music will be performed live-to-projection at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on June 18, 2015, under the baton of Frank Strobel, Artistic Director of  the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE.

 

June 18, 2015 - Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Film Concert VERTIGO LIVE hr-Sinfonieorchester, conductor: Frank Strobel

 

 

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Photos: PSYCHO, LA STRADA, VERTIGO (Source: Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V.)

March 2015 - THE MOVIES OF THE OTHERS

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"The Movies of the Others": East and West German film scores with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester

THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US (Director: Wolfgang Staudte), GER (East) 1946

 

THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US (1946), THE LEGEND OF PAUL AND PAULA (1973), GOOD BYE, LENIN! (2003) and THE LIVES OF OTHERS (2006): cinema on both sides of the German border depicted smaller-scale tales of everyday life as well as major historical upheaval. Twenty-five years after the reunification of Germany, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, under conductor Dirk Brossé, present a programme of concerts exclusively devoted to films which were either produced in the GDR and/or depict history from both sides of the German border on the silver screen. The repertoire ranges from the first post-war German feature film (THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US) and the first official East and West German co-production (THE HEATHENS OF KUMMEROW, 1967) to THE TOWER (2011), based on the novel of the same name by Uwe Tellkamp.  

For this production, the Bavarian broadcasting organisation Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester worked closely with the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE once again. As there is no performance material available for most of the film scores, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE used the network it established many years ago with composers (and executors and copyright holders), as well as various archives, and made it possible to debut or re-release pieces such as THE HEATHENS OF KUMMEROW (music: Rolf Alexander Wilhelm), THE SCOUT and CAPTAIN FLORIAN OF THE MILL (music: Karl-Ernst Sasse) and THE TOWER (music: Can Erdogan-Sus and Daniel Sus). The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE is convinced that uncovering these treasures was worth the considerable effort involved, and hopes that many listeners can enjoy the concert, whether at the Prinzregententheater, on the radio or on their computers. 

 

4 March 2015 - Munich, Prinzregententheater

"The Movies of the Others": East and West German film scores  

 

Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor: Dirk Brossé

Hostess: Martina Gedeck  

Broadcast live on BR-KLASSIK (radio and internet streaming: http://www.br.de)

 

 

DER ROSENKAVALIER at Baden-Baden Festival Hall

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Director: Robert Wiene), A 1925

 

DER ROSENKAVALIER sets the tone for this year’s Berliner Philharmoniker Easter Festival. On four nights, the orchestra and a brilliant ensemble of soloists, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, will bring Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “comedy for music” to the stage of the Festspielhaus. The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE is delighted that Strauss’s famous comedy of errors is not only being performed in concert, but also “halfway” (i.e. between the second and third opera performance) as a FilmConcert. What is special about this FilmConcert is that, on this particular evening, the orchestra will play Richard Strauss’s own arrangement for chamber orchestra, which was already performed the previous year by the orchestra at Jacobsplatz in Munich, and is now receiving the accolade of being played by the Berliner Philharmoniker. The conductor is Raphael Haeger, who, when not in front of the orchestra, can be found among the percussionists.  

Opera films were already popular during the silent film era, but no opera film of this era was as spectacular and of such high musical quality as the film of ROSENKAVALIER, which was released in 1925, and featured a range of excellent performers - including Michael Bohnen, who at the time was considered to be the character of Ochs von Lerchenau incarnate. The film was made based on the music of the ROSENKAVALIER opera by Richard Strauss. It was reworked in collaboration with the composer to become a remarkable instrumental version suitable for film and was played by a répétiteur on the film set. The result is a film comedy that follows the basic outline of the opera’s plot and is enhanced by beautiful locations, such as Schönbrunn Palace and its spacious grounds. This “people’s opera film”, as Richard Strauss dubbed it, was staged in the opulent design of Alfred Roller’s, who had designed the set for the opera’s world premiere. The production was directed by Robert Wiene, who made a name for himself with THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI (1920). Here he proves that he is not only able to design the rococo milieu of the work with stylistic confidence, but also possesses the sense of irony which characterises ROSENKAVALIER as one of the major operas of the 20th century.  

Following the RICHARD WAGNER FilmConcert in May 2013, DER ROSENKAVALIER offers the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE another welcome opportunity to present its works to an engaged audience in Germany’s largest opera and concert hall.  

 

31 March 2015 - Baden-Baden Festival Hall

DER ROSENKAVALIER FilmConcert (Austria 1925)

Direction: Robert Wiene, Music: Richard Strauss (chamber orchestra arrangement)  

 

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor: Raphael Haeger 

Part of the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival.

 

 

THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD: premiere of the new composition by Jens Jörg Troester

THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD (Director: Paul Wegener) GER 1920

 

On 8 February 2015, at the Capitol Theater in Offenbach am Main, the curtain rose on THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD. Paul Wegener‘s 1920 film tells the story of Prague’s Rabbi Löw, who creates a huge golem with superhuman powers to protect his community from evil. As the original film music by Hans Landsberger has been lost, the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt and the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE commissioned a new composition from the conductor and composer Jens Jörg Troester, which brought the sold-out Capitol audience under its spell with the very first notes and was praised enthusiastically after the FilmConcert.  

Some extracts from the review in the Offenbach-Post newspaper, published 10 February 2015: "An exciting experience, not only for the audience, but also the composer, as it is his debut in this field. His significant experience as the conductor of operas has contributed to the story, the balancing of plot and the communication of emotional elements. And – to come straight to the point – he has succeeded in his task. The music swings on a grand scale, leitmotivs surface here and there throughout, but are not overstretched. The different periods pose a tricky problem of style: the 16th century plot, the 1920 film, and the modern audience, who have experienced the world differently from listeners in the past. Troester found an elegant solution, as he holds on to the modern in part with his late-Romantic orchestration and alludes stylistically to baroque and Jewish vocal tradition in a way which is cohesive, tasteful and never trivial. (...) In the live performance, Troester’s music is so transfixing that he also succeeds in his wish not to enter the spotlight, but to enhance the film experience. Glassy sounds accompany Rabbi Löw as he reads danger for the Jewish ghetto in the stars. Sublime climaxes accompany the gathering of a crowd of agitated locals, who have learned that a decree from the emperor threatens the expulsion of the Jews. The scenes in which the rabbi brings his creation to life again from clay are gripping. (...) The ending is uplifting: the golem grabs a child by the arm who has not run away like the others. The girl pulls the star which brought it to life from its chest, and the colossus falls dead to the ground. Danger is banished. Then, visibly moved, Troester receives his applause.”

 

 

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Photos: THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US (Source: Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V.), DER ROSENKAVALIER (© Prof. Dr. Walter Dillenz/Filmarchiv Austria), THE GOLEM: HOW HE CAME INTO THE WORLD (© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung).

December 2014 - The latest FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION is here!

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The latest FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION is here!

The FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION is the catalogue of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and contains all the essential information about forthcoming film concerts, film music concerts and film music titles. New concert programmes are added to the FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION once a year and existing concert programmes updated when necessary. In recent weeks, new film passes have been penned, designed and printed; these additional pages were sent out in the first week of December.  

These pages will be in the white folder with the note “Film Music in Concert” written on the back, which you may have already received from us. Not received the folder? Lost it? Missing certain project documents? Please contact our colleague Tina Klotz (Email: admin(at)filmphilharmonie.de, Phone: +49 (0)30 / 27890-190).   

Amongst other things, the FILMPHILHARMNIC EDITION introduces the new film concerts. We see it as an acknowledgement of the filmphilharmonic’s philosophy that many composers have recently been exploring the silent film genre and produced impressive new scores. The scoring is one of a number of elements that reflect just how diverse the respective perceptions and interpretations of a film can be. British composer Roy Budd felt an affinity with the symphonic tradition, releasing a new soundtrack for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA shortly before his death. Philippe Schoeller's score for J'ACCUSE also requires a large symphony orchestra, this time even supplemented by live electronics.  

Even in the world of theme-oriented film music concerts, there is much to discover. Included as programme proposals, among others, are the full-length concert programmes SCIENCE FICTION, LOVE STORIES and HEROES OF THE SILVER SCREEN. These concert programmes can be adapted to suit the respective conditions and can even be performed with a presenter and/or added visual element.  

Individual film music titles: Although the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE has published original scores and new compositions for a number of film concerts in recent years (e.g. KON-TIKI, THE MATRIX, METROPOLIS, DIE NIBELUNGEN, THE CHRONICLES OF THE GRAY HOUSE), these publishing operations did not until recently include the field of film music concerts. New contractual arrangements have, in recent months, enabled the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE to publish the orchestra material for certain well-known film music titles and to offer these on loan to interested orchestras at reasonable conditions. Works either already published or soon to be published include, among others, compositions by Jerry Goldsmith (STAR TREK: THE FILM), Bernard Herrmann (PSYCHO, VERTIGO), Maurice Jarre (DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) and Nino Rota (THE GODFATHER).

 

 

2014 – A good year for the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE

CITY LIGHTS (Director: Charles Chaplin), USA 1931
DER ROSENKAVALIER / THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE (Director: Robert Wiene), AT 1925

It is a nice tradition to look back over the past twelve months at the end of each calendar year. Yet again, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE can reflect this year on a number of carefully planned and successful concerts: Around two hundred concerts were included in our FILMPHILHARMONIC calendar, performed from Aachen to Dresden, London to Moscow, and Rio de Janeiro to Sydney.  

We also celebrated two birthdays. The youngest of the birthday boys turned a hundred years old – the character of the tramp played so touchingly by Charlie Chaplin in a number of his films. More than twenty-five concerts honouring Charlie Chaplin were listed in our concert calendar, including seven performances of CITY LIGHTS and eight showings of MODERN TIMES. To mark the tramp's centenary (and Charlie Chaplin's 125th birthday), Lobster Films, Cinetica di Bologna and the British Film Institute restored the seven-minute short film KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE, which, featuring a witty new composition by Timothy Brock, was screened at a select number of film concerts as an entertaining supporting film.  

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE marked Richard Strauss' 150th birthday with ten screenings of the film adaptation of DER ROSENKAVALIER (THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE) from 1926. A plethora of renowned orchestras from both home and abroad played the film concert DER ROSENKAVALIER during their concert seasons, to the rapturous delight of their audiences. Of special note were the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich. A special honour was bestowed upon the film in November, when the curtain was lifted in the Semperoper Dresden and the Knight of the Rose “came home”, so to speak. Frank Strobel returned to the podium to conduct the Staatskapelle Dresden, repeating the revival performance he had conducted in September 2006.  

The immeasurable wealth of film heritage can also be seen in the many film concerts which have delighted audiences in Germany and beyond.  Widely regarded as musical and cinematic masterpieces are THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (March 2014, Wuerttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen), ROMEO AND JULIET (March 2014, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra), THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (June 2014, German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate), THE CHRONICLES OF THE GRAY HOUSE (October 2014, Hessen Radio Symphony Orchestra) and IM KAMPF MIT DEM BERGE (IN COMBAT WITH THE MOUNTAIN) (December 2014, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra).  

Meeting with equal success and enthusiastic applause were concerts featuring symphonic film music. On Carnival weekend, the Trier Philharmonic Orchestra saw cowboys and Indians galloping through the theatre of Trier while the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra delivered a performance that was out of this world. In April Herbert Feuerstein, accompanied by the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, retired from the stage with some unforgettable melodies from romantic films. In July, the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate devoted itself to Italian film music, and in November the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra invited audiences to a new sequence from “Klassik macht Ah!”. A concert the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE will not forget for a long time took place at the beginning of October on the occasion of the Zurich Film Festival. Having only just been awarded the Festival's Lifetime Award, German composer Hans Zimmer insisted on playing the signature piano sounds from his soundtrack to INCEPTION, with Frank Strobel conducting the renowned Tonhalle Orchestra. Just a few days previously, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE had premièred the film concert KON-TIKI LIVE, co-produced with the Krakau Film Music Festival – with composer Johann Söderqvist in attendance.  

Again in 2015, the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE will be represented in national and international concert halls. We look forward to keeping you informed about our activities.  

All the best wishes for the coming holidays!

Yours,

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Photos: CITY LIGHTS (© Roy Export S.A.S), DER ROSENKAVALIER / THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE (© Prof. Dr. Walter Dillenz/Filmarchiv Austria).

September 2014 - A TRIBUTE TO HANS ZIMMERE IN CONCERT

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A TRIBUTE TO HANS ZIMMER in Zurich, Switzerland

GLADIATOR (Director: Ridley Scott), USA 2000
INCEPTION (Director: Christopher Nolan), USA 2010

For decades now, German-born composer Hans Zimmer has been the go-to composer for studios and art house directors alike, with credits that include the scores to RAIN MAN, GLADIATOR, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. He has racked up eight Oscar nominations, winning his only statuette in 1995 for best original score for THE LION KING.  

Hans Zimmer has also been a frequent collaborator with Christopher Nolan, composing for his BATMAN trilogy as well as INCEPTION and the upcoming INTERSTELLAR, and Ron Howard, for whom he has delivered scores for such films as FROST/NIXON and RUSH.  

The Zurich Film Festival will honor Hans Zimmer with the Lifetime Achievement Award on October 1 at the climax of its international film music competition, when five up-and-coming composers will have their work performed by the Zurich Tonhalle Orchester. The concert will also feature excerpts from some of Zimmer’s most memorable scores, including from THE LION KING and GLADIATOR.  

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE is happy to announce that Frank Strobel, the Institute’s Artistic Director, will not only conduct the Zurich-based Tonhalle Orchester, but is also a member of the international jury that will select the winner of the Third International Film Music Competition.  

Further information on the concert and the competition can be found at www.zff.com.



October 1, 2014 - Zurich, Switzerland

 

10th Zurich Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony - A TRIBUTE TO HANS ZIMMER

Finale of the Third International Film Music Competition

Zurich Tonhalle Orchester, conductor: Frank Strobel

 

A TRIBUTE HANS ZIMMER is a co-production of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchester.

 

 

KON-TIKI lives!

KON-TIKI (Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg), Norway 2012

Now in its seventh year, the Krakow Film Music Festival is an expression of our eastern neighbour's growing interest in this attractive genre as well as a popular event that brings together the Polish and the international film music scene.

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE is pleased to be part of the festival for the second time in subsequent years (last year’s edition had MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT), and to contribute greatly to this four-day event in September. With the commitment and the expertise of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, the 7th Film Music Festival commences with the world premiere of KON-TIKI - LIVE IN CONCERT (September 25, 2014).

The live version of KON-TIKI is brought to the concert stage by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE in cooperation with the Krakow Film Music Festival. In close consultation with Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist, who wrote the original film score, Stefan Behrisch adapts the music for this performance. The live mix of the orchestral music and the film's soundtrack is in the hands of Gero Meissner and Holger Schwark who were already responsible for balancing MATRIX LIVE in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. BIG cinema, partner of many years, will create a special film data medium that has both a digital version of the movie as well as the prepared soundtracks. The synchronization of music and picture is guaranteed by conductor Christian Schumann who will lead the Sinfonietta Cracovia on the evening of September 25.

The movie KON-TIKI is an adaptation of the bestselling book by the Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, who wished to prove his theory that it was indeed possible to settle Polynesia in pre-Columbian times by crossing the Pacific only by raft. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and released in 2012, KON-TIKI has been the most expensive production in the history of Norwegian cinema to date and was largely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. KON-TIKI was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

The Krakow Film Music Festival will continue with a film music concert dedicated to the James Bond movies, GLADIATOR - LIVE IN CONCERT and a gala concert on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American performance rights organization ASCAP.

Please consult the website for further information:

www. fmf.fm

 

September 25, 2014 - Krakow, Poland

World Premiere: KON-TIKI - LIVE IN CONCERT (Norway 2012)

Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Music: Johan Söderqvist

Sinfonietta Cracovia, conductor: Christian Schumann


The live version of KON-TIKI is being produced by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE in cooperation with the Krakow Film Music Festival and with funds from the Norwegian government.




News from the ever-expanding FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION

PSYCHO (Director: Alfred Hitchcock), USA 1960
THE GODFATHER (Director: Francis Ford Coppola), USA 1972

New contracts between the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and the world’s leading music publishers have enabled the Institute to release highly demanded film music titles within the FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION and to offer this music on a rental basis at appropriate conditions.  

Among the film music titles which have already been published (or will be published shortly) are, for example, scores by Jerry Goldsmith (STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE), Bernard Herrmann (PSYCHO, TAXI DRIVER, VERTIGO), Maurice Jarre (DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA), Francis Lai (LOVE STORY) and Nino Rota (THE GODFATHER).

 

 

 

And there are even more titles now available for rental:

Pete Carpenter and Mike Post: Theme from THE A-TEAM

Michael Giacchino: Suite from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Jerry Goldsmith: Suite from THE MUMMY

Alan Silvestri: Suite from BACK TO THE FUTURE

Max Steiner: Overture from GONE WITH THE WIND

John Williams: Suite from LINCOLN

Hans Zimmer: „Time“ from INCEPTION

Hans Zimmer: „The End?“ from SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS  

 

If you wish to learn about this and many more titles, please contact Mr Gerrit Bogdahn (email: librarian@filmphilharmonie.de) or Mr Ulrich Wünschel (email: wuenschel@filmphilharmonie.de).  

 

 

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Photos: THE KID (© Roy Export Company S.A.S.), GLADIATOR, INCEPTION, PSYCHO, THE GODFATHER (© Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF), KON-TIKI (© Neofilm).

July 2014 - KON-TIKI - LIVE IN CONCERT

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KON-TIKI lives!

KON-TIKI (Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg), Norway 2012

Now in its seventh year, the Krakow Film Music Festival is an expression of our eastern neighbour's growing interest in this attractive genre as well as a popular event that brings together the Polish and the international film music scene.

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE is pleased to be part of the festival for the second time in subsequent years (last year’s edition had MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT), and to contribute greatly to this four-day event in September. With the commitment and the expertise of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, the 7th Film Music Festival commences with the world premiere of KON-TIKI - LIVE IN CONCERT (September 25, 2014).

The live version of KON-TIKI is brought to the concert stage by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE in cooperation with the Krakow Film Music Festival. In close consultation with Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist, who wrote the original film score, Stefan Behrisch adapts the music for this performance. The live mix of the orchestral music and the film's soundtrack is in the hands of Gero Meissner and Holger Schwark who were already responsible for balancing MATRIX LIVE in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. BIG cinema, partner of many years, will create a special film data medium that has both a digital version of the movie as well as the prepared soundtracks. The synchronization of music and picture is guaranteed by conductor Christian Schumann who will lead the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening of September 25.

The movie KON-TIKI is an adaptation of the bestselling book by the Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, who wished to prove his theory that it was indeed possible to settle Polynesia in pre-Columbian times by crossing the Pacific only by raft. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and released in 2012, KON-TIKI has been the most expensive production in the history of Norwegian cinema to date and was largely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. KON-TIKI was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

The Krakow Film Music Festival will continue with a film music concert dedicated to the James Bond movies, GLADIATOR - LIVE IN CONCERT and a gala concert on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American performance rights organization ASCAP.

Please consult the website for further information:

www. fmf.fm

 

September 25, 2014 - Krakow, Poland

World Premiere: KON-TIKI - LIVE IN CONCERT (Norway 2012)

Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Music: Johan Söderqvist

Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Christian Schumann


The live version of KON-TIKI is being produced by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE in cooperation with the Krakow Film Music Festival and with funds from the Norwegian government.


 

With the best wishes for a good and relaxing summer break to all our friends and partners,
the staff at the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE

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Photos: KON-TIKI (© Neofilm).

June 2014 - A film concert for the environment

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Märchenhaft: BLANCANIEVES erstmals in der Schweiz

BLANCANIEVES (Regie: Pablo Berger) E/B/F 2012

Dass der Stummfilm derzeit eine vitale Renaissance erlebt, beweist nach THE ARTIST ein neues Meisterwerk des Genres: BLANCANIEVES (Regie: Pablo Berger, 2012). Die mit zahlreichen internationalen Auszeichnungen (darunter 10 Goyas) prämierte, freie Adaption des Schneewittchen-Märchens feiert nun im Rahmen des Film-und-Musik-Festivals Winterthur am 12. Juni ihre Schweizer Premiere.  

Ins Spanien des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts verlegt der aus Bilbao stammende Regisseur das beliebte Grimm’sche Märchen. Pablo Berger erzählt, wie Schneewittchen (spanisch: Blancanieves) nach dem Tod seines Vaters bei sieben kleinen Toreros unterkommt, die mit einer Stierkampf-Show durchs Land ziehen. Kann Blancanieves dem im Märchen vorgezeichneten Schicksal entkommen?  

Wesentlichen Anteil am Zauber von BLANCANIEVES hat die preisgekrönte Vertonung von Alfonso de Vilallonga (MEIN LEBEN OHNE MICH). Der Komponist wird nach Winterthur reisen, um das Musikkollegium Winterthur an Klavier, Ukulele und Akkordeon tatkräftig zu unterstützen. Die folkloristisch gefärbte Orchestermusik wird ergänzt durch Live-Gesang und eine Flamenco-Gruppe.   

12. Juni 2014 - Winterthur, Schweiz - Festival Film&Musik 2014

BLANCANIEVES

Regie & Buch Pablo Berger

Musik Alfonso de Vilallonga,

Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur

Klavier, Ukulele, Akkordeon Alfonso de Vilallonga

Gesang Silvia Perez Cruz

Flamenco-Gitarre Chicuelo

Palmero Isaac Vigueras & Jonathan Cortés

Dirigent Ludwig Wicki

Näheres unter

www.film-musik-festival.ch

 

 

Making Music for the Environment: DER ROSENKAVALIER

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Director: Robert Wiene), A 1925

An orchestra for change - that is the environmentally friendly initiative of players from the Staatskapelle Berlin, which is supporting global climate protection projects as part of the NaturTon Foundation. Under the patronage of Daniel Barenboim and as a partner of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the musicians are helping preserve the future of the Earth.  

A bike ride through the newly vamped Gleisdreieck Park, with its convergence of nature, technical history and modern leisure activities, leads after seven kilometres to the monumental former locomotive hall in the Südgelände nature park (near the S-Bahn station Priesterweg). It is here that the “orchestra of change” will present a serenade to Richard Strauss’ 150th anniversary: DER ROSENKAVALIER in Robert Wiene´s 1925 screening, accompanied by members of the Staatskapelle Berlin under Frank Strobel, on June 28.  

A premiere: Where once the sounds of breaks, steam and pistons abounded, the sounds of an orchestra will fill the air for the first time. And with good reason: All of the evening’s proceeds (including artists’ salaries) will flow toward the environmental campaigns of the NaturTon Foundation. This fourth climate concert coincides with a tribute to Claudio Abbado, who made a lifelong dedication to environmental protection.

June 28, 2014 - Berlin - Benefit Concert for the NaturTon Foundation

DER ROSENKAVALIER

Direction Robert Wiene

Music Richard Strauss, eingerichtet von Bernd Thewes und Frank Strobel

Orchestra Mitglieder der Staatskapelle Berlin

Conductor Frank Strobel

More information on 

www.orchester-des-wandels.de

 

 

Jeanne d’Arc in Kaiserlautern

DIE PASSION DER JUNGFRAU VON ORLÉANS (Regie: Carl Theodor Dreyer), FR 1928

Seine Mission war die Befreiung Frankreichs von der Fremdherrschaft - und dafür musste das streng religiöse Bauernmädchen Jeanne im Mai 1431 mit dem Leben bezahlen.   

Unter Einbeziehung von historischen Dokumenten hat der dänische Regisseur Carl Theodor Dreyer den Schauprozess gegen die Jungfrau von Orléans 1928 nachinszeniert. Das wohl berühmteste Werk Dreyers gilt wegen seiner stilistischen Strenge, der Anspielungen auf die Passion Christi und der künstlerischen Leistung seiner Hauptdarstellerin Maria Falconetti als Meilenstein der Filmgeschichte.  

DIE PASSION DER JUNGFRAU VON ORLÉANS mit der Musik von Ole Schmidt (1983) wird am 13. Juni in der Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern aufgeführt. Es spielt die Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz unter Frank Strobel. 

13. Juni 2014 - Kaiserslautern

DIE PASSION DER JUNGFRAU VON ORLÉANS

Regie Carl Theodor Dreyer

Musik Ole Schmidt, bearbeitet von Frank Strobel

Orchester Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Sopran Alexandra Samouilidou

Dirigent Frank Strobel

Näheres unter

www.kaiserslautern.de

 

 

A German Premiere: the Concert Suite of DEATH ON THE NILE

It is an important matter for the EUROPEAN FILM PHILHARMONIC to expand the existing film and film concert repertoire with quality new compositions, arrangements and transcriptions. In recent months, for example, the Film Philharmonic Edition has been enriched with the theme from LOVE STORY (for solo piano and orchestra) and suites from GLADIATOR (“Progeny“ - “The Wheat“ - “The Battle“); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING; and DOCTOR SCHIWAGO. Next up are, among other projects, practical performance editions of the film music to LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, STAR TREK - THE FILM and THE GODFATHER.  

“Death on the Nile“: The Bremen Philharmonic will close the 2013-14 concert season on June 15-16 with an Egyptian-infused program. In keeping with the finale, there will be a premiere, for the Bremen Philharmonic, under the baton of Markus Poschner, will be the first to perform Nino Rota’s film score to DEATH ON THE NILE. The thriller adapted from an Agatha Christie novel is not only famous for its many intrigues and powerful cast – Bette Davis, Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Peter Ustinov – but also its sharp musical effect.  

Rota, who manages to capture the visual landscape of a Federico Fellini alongside the oppulence of Zeffirelli, wrote an original score to DEATH ON THE NILE - from the powerful sounds of the „Journey along the Nile“ to the refined stretches of orchestral salon music.  

Together with the Bremen Philharmonic, the EUROPEAN FILM PHILHARMONIC has succeeded at adapting Rota’s hand-written score to concert purposes-recreating the story of Hercule Poirot alone through vivid musical images.

June 15-16, 2014 - Bremen - „Death on the Nile“

Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to SEMIRAMIDE

Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Nr. 5 in F-Major, op. 103 („L’égyptien“)

Giuseppe Verdi: Ballet Music from AIDA

Nino Rota: Concert Suite from DEATH ON THE NILE, conceived by Ingo J. Jander and Ulrich Wünschel, arranged by Robin Hoffmann 

Orchestra Bremer Philharmoniker

Piano Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Conductor Markus Poschner

More information on 

www.bremerphilharmoniker.de

 

 

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Photos: DER ROSENKAVALIER (© Filmarchiv Austria)

May 2014 - MATRIX LIVE

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Don Davis in Germany with „MATRIX live“

THE MATRIX (Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski), USA 1999
Don Davis

A very special premiere will take place on May 17 in Stuttgart: For the first time in Germany, Don Davis himself will conduct his magnificent music to MATRIX. The Stuttgart Philharmoniker will perform live and in synchrony to the four-time Oscar winning cult film while it plays on the big screen. The specially prepared soundtrack includes only dialogue and sound effects. The 1999 film created new aesthetic stands for visual, acoustic and musical means of expression—a milestone in the genre of science fiction. Meanwhile, the film has become a cinematic classic. A live performance of the score only underscores its qualities as a total work of art. Stuttgart can expect an extraordinary film concert experience.

More information about “MATRIX live. The Concert Film“ with Don Davis is available on:

MATRIX LIVE in Stuttgart

 

 

„THE MATRIX live“ – now also in its country of origin

MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT with Frank Strobel.

On September 26-27, in the Sydney Opera House, Frank Strobel conducts Don Davis’ score to the masterpiece of the Wachowski brothers which was for the most part created in Australian venues (New South Wales, Sydney). The homecoming, to be performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is in many ways long overdue. More on MATRIX LIVE in Sydney

 

 

 

 

...and in Bonn

On November 15, in the Beethovenhalle, Frank Strobel conducts the Beethoven Orchester in the former federal capital.

 

 

Tribute to John Williams and Steven Spielberg

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Director: Steven Spielberg), USA 1982

Following his recent success at the Moscow International Musical Arts Center, Frank Strobel conducts the same program from May 23-25 in the French city of Lille. The Orchestre National de Lille performs.

 

 

 

 

 

A New Festival for Live Film Music

BLANCANIEVES (Director: Pablo Berger), E/B/F 2012

From June 12-14, the Swiss city of Winterthur will host the first Festival of Live Film Music. Opening the program is the Swiss premiere of a contemporary but silent black-and-white film SNOW WHITE (2013) by Spanish director Pablo Berger. The Musikkollegium Winterthur, together with the composer on piano, ukulele and accordion as well as a Spanish Flamenco duo, performs Alfonso de Vilanllonga’s film music under the baton Ludwig Wicki. Further highlights: Tom Tykwer’s THE PERFUME (June 13) and Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID (June 14). Accompanied by the Musikkollegium Winterthur under Ludwig Wicki.

FILM & MUSIC LIVE FESTIVAL

 

 

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Photos: THE MATRIX (© Warner Bros.), Don Davis, MATRIX LIVE in Hannover (© Karsten Prühl), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (© Universal Pictures), BLANCANIEVES (© Arcadia Motion Pictures).

April 2014 - Happy Birthday, little Tramp!

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A vagabond who changed the world

KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE (Director: Henry Lehrman), USA 1914

Early in 1914, a short film captivated the American public—and soon thereafter cinema lovers around the world—when a rebellious vagabond disturbed filming during a soap box race. The six-minute long one-acter KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE shows the leading character Charles Chaplin in a tight jacket, oversized pants, huge old shoes and a tiny bamboo cane: The Tramp was born.

This year, the „Tramp“ will be one hundred – reason enough for the EUROPEAN FILM PHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE to celebrate the anniversary with a Chaplin classic. On April 21 and May 5, under the baton of Frank Strobel, the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg will accompany Chaplin’s THE CIRCUS as well as KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE at the local state theater. Chaplin himself wrote the music for THE CIRCUS, while Timothy Brock provided a new composition to KID AUTO RACES. 

From May 2-4, in Hong Kong, Strobel will lead the local Philharmonic in three productions of CITY LIGHTS and KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE. 

Performances of Chaplin‘s MODERN TIMES follow in Kiel on June 1 and in Vienna on June 2.

Thank you, Herbert Feuerstein!

HERBERT FEUERSTEIN and the team of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE

A film music program with the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover comes at the right time of year: From April 24-26, love will be in the air in the concert hall of the NDR Landesstudio. Whether GONE WITH THE WIND, LA STRADA or TITANIC, it will be an evening full of musical declarations of love, conducted by Frank Strobel and - for the last time - presented by Herbert Feuerstein, who is about to retire. 

Feuerstein has been connected to the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE for many years. Alongside regular film concerts with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Feuerstein has hosted similar events for the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. In the summer of 2012, he accompanied Strobel and the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz on a short concert tour with film music by John Williams. We thank Herbert Feuerstein, who refined our film music concerts with his charm and spirit, and wish him a fulfilling time in retirement.

Second Salon of the FilmPhilharmonic Institute (LTR: Stefan Lang, Ulrich Wünschel, Sarah Mestrovic, Frank Strobel)
ROMEO AND JULIET (Director: Lew Arnshtam), USSR 1955

Carried away by Shakespeare in dance...

The EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC‘s second FilmPhilharmonischer Salon, introduced and moderated by Ulrich Wünschel, took place on March 27 to lively interest on Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt. The topic of the evening was the Russian ballet film ROMEO AND JULIET (1955) to music by Sergei Prokofiev. Sarah Mestrovic, solo dancer at the Staatsballett Berlin, offered interesting insight into her work as a dancer and a modern evaluation of both the original Bolshoi choreography and the female protagonist, prima ballerina Galina Ulanova, documented in Lew Arnshtam’s film.

Stefan Lang of Deutschlandradio Kultur praised the longstanding and successful collaboration of Frank Strobel of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin while underscoring the importance of film music projects on public radio through the example of ROMEO AND JULIET.

Finally, Frank Strobel spoke about the particular challenge such films pose to both the conductor and orchestra in accompanying the movements of the dancers absolutely in synchrony with the film.

Two days later, at Berlin’s University of the Arts, guests of the ROMEO AND JULIET film concert were blown away: by the power of Prokofiev’s ballet music; the breath-taking choreography of the Bolshoi dancers; and not least, the incredible achievement of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Frank Strobel.

 

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Photos: KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE (© Photoplay Productions Ltd.), HERBERT FEUERSTEIN and the team of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE (© European FilmPhilharmonic Institute), ROMEO AND JULIET (© Progressfilm).

March 2014 - The Year of Richard Strauss

March 2014 - The Year of Richard Strauss