In 2018, Frankenstein’s monster turns 200 years old. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel about Victor Frankenstein’s creation was published anonymously for the first time in London in 1818 and has been one of the most influential works in horror literature. Hundreds of movies have been inspired by the novel, which was also called The Modern Prometheus. Celebrating the double-centennial, Soundtracks Live! offers a unique concert program featuring exciting music from various monster movies, with special focus on three enigmatic franchises: King … Read more here!
There is currently no bigger trend in Hollywood blockbuster cinema than the superhero movie! The film universe is crowded with amazing action characters possessing incredible superpowers used to defeat the darkest villains imaginable – and they do it accompanied by rousing symphonic music that showcases the most epic proportions of the orchestra. From John Williams’ enigmatic Superman music, via Danny Elfman’s stylish music for Batman and Spiderman to the most current heroic themes including Michael Giacchino’s Doctor Strange and John Ottman’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Soundtrack Live! presents a highly entertaining … Read more here!
Featuring the latest movie hits and the best of award-winning film composer’s latest works, the Soundtracks Live 2017 concert is the most unique program in our catalogue. Always evolving to include the hottest and most exciting recent film scores, the program currently features such box office hits and critically acclaimed soundtracks as Rupert Gregson-Williams’ Wonder Woman, Jed Kurzel’s Alien Covenant (incorporating the classic Alien theme by Jerry Goldsmith), the concert suite from Michael Giacchino’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, James Newton Howard’s Fantastic Beasts and Where … Read more here!
Soundtracks Live! celebrates William Shakespeare in 2016 commemorating the fact that the author of such immortal works as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest died 400 years ago, on April 23, 1616. Throughout the history of film – and film music – Shakespeare has been a constant source of inspiration and his intense, psychologically charged dramas – as well as his playful and timeless comedies – has sparkled the cinematic musical imagination of such esteemed composers as William Walton, Dimitri Shostakovich and Nino Rota … Read more here!
Commemorating the 70 year anniversary of the end of World War 2, Soundtracks Live! presents a concert program devoted to the most memorable films taking place during the war. The war inspired film makers, even during wartime, to produce cinematic adventures which has continued to engage worldwide audiences throughout seven decades. But the horror and tragedy of war has also had a steady place in the repertoire. The Of War and Remembrance reflects both approaches, presenting music that ranges from the largely romantic ‘Warsaw Concerto’ (composed … Read more here!
The mystery of eternal universe – and the fictional adventures taking place in galaxies far, far away – has always sparkled the creativity among composers. We all have Gustav Holst and The Planets to thank for igniting the fire, and John Williams for carrying the torch into the 21st century, but the science fiction film genre has also given us many other great musical classics. The Soundtracks Live! presentation Space Symphony takes the listener on a journey from the 1960s original Star Trek to James Horner’s … Read more here!
A film genre which has always sparkled the imagination of composers, horror films often feature dark, suggestive and exciting scores. Some of the most quintessential moments in film music history comes from horror films – who will ever forget Bernard Herrmann’s dissonant glissandi violin stabs emulating the murderer’s knife in Psycho, the latin chants of Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen or the heartbreakingly beauty of Johan Söderqvist’s Let the Right One In? These are, of course, all featured in the Soundtracks Live!’s Chiller Concerto. Just like our other historical … Read more here!