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19 November 2021
Luzern (Lucerne)

Celebrating Film Music: The Sound of Adventure
City Light Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Griffiths - KKL Luzern ยท Konzertsaal

Program Info:
City Light Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Griffiths - conductor
Alexandre Castro-Balbi - violoncello
Valentine Michaud - saxophone
Fabian Ziegler - percussion
Diego Caruso - double bass

Time travel, prehistoric creatures, alien galaxies, bow and arrow - pure adventure, heightened by stirring, multi-faceted film music.

An adventure promises uncertainty, the unusual, danger, surprise, adrenaline, fun. The adventure film packs these promises into breathtaking narratives and spectacular images, driven by emotional, daredevil, not infrequently exuberant film music.

The world-famous theme tune from Back to the Future and the main theme for the iconic archaeologist Indiana Jones have become the epitome of adventure cinema. The awe-inspiring dinosaurs in Jurassic Park rise to sacred hymns, dramatic cello playing and dark brass give voice to homesickness and looming menace in Seven Years in Tibet, planes take off to military percussion in the war drama 633 Squadron, and the FBI chases a sly crook to progressive jazz elements in Catch Me If You Can. Without the film music, these adventurous narratives would substantially lose their emotional radiance.

Spotlight on John Williams", the much-acclaimed debut album of the City Light Symphony Orchestra, was nominated for the German Record Critics' Award. The recordings for this and the next album, "Spotlight on Adventure", were made under the direction of conductor Kevin Griffiths during the lockdown months in the concert hall of the KKL Luzern.

With "The Sound of Adventure - Celebrating Film Music", the 80-piece City Light Symphony Orchestra presents highlights from the two CD programmes together with award-winning soloists. Conducted by Kevin Griffiths. Let's go with timpani and trumpet!

Concert programme (excerpts):
Ron Goodwin - Overture from "633 Squadron" (1964)
Ron Goodwin - Suite from "Lancelot and Guinevere" (1963)
John Williams - End Credits from "Seven Years in Tibet" (1997)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Love Theme from "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938)
Michael Giacchino - Suite from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016)
John Williams - Theme from "Jurassic Park" (1993)
John Williams - Theme from "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997)
John Williams - Joy Ride from "Catch Me If You Can" (2002)
Alan Silvestri - Suite from "Back to the Future" (1985-1990)
John Williams - End Credits from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)

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