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19 November 2022

Film Music Concert: Hans Zimmer
Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Maciej Sztor - Ergo Arena

Program Info:
The Polish Radio Orchestra under the baton of Maciej Sztor will perform works composed by Hans Zimmer "Gladiator", "Batman", "Inception" and "Pirates of the Caribbean"

The greatest hits of Hans Zimmer's film music

On November 19, 2022 at ERGO ARENA, the Polish Radio Orchestra and the Academic Choir of the Warsaw University of Technology, conducted by Maciej Sztor, will perform a Film Music Concert devoted to the work of Hans Zimmer. Anna Lasota will sing the solo parts, and the narration will be conducted by Magda Miśka-Jackowska. The whole will be enriched with film fragments on the cinema screen.

Original orchestral suites will be presented during the concert, incl. from such cinema hits as: "Gladiator", "Inception", "Interstellar", "Batman", and "Pirates of the Caribbean". Original songs from the films "The Race", "King Arthur", "Dunkirk" and "The Little Prince" will also be performed. A specially selected original repertoire will allow you to appreciate the stylistic richness and talent of Hans Zimmer - one of the most outstanding contemporary composers of film music. Although Hans Zimmer will not appear in person during the concerts, his works and interesting facts from his biography will be presented.

Hans Zimmer has written soundtracks to over 150 paintings. He creates for all film genres, from animation through romantic comedies, action movies, thrillers to historical epics. In addition to prestigious awards such as Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy, he also received awards for lifetime achievement: Lifetime Achievement Award, Frederick Loewe Award, Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. Its showcase is its characteristic style which is a combination of symphonic music, modern instruments and electronics.

A breakthrough in Zimmer's career as a composer was the phenomenal musical setting for the iconic Disney animated film "The Lion King". “ It is a gem of this concert, and Zimmer rightly won an Oscar for his music. It is also a piece in which the orchestra has the opportunity to present itself in its full palette of sounds. This music is extremely poetic and sincere, ” observes conductor Maciej Szor.

After the success of "The Lion King", commissions flashed avalanche, including music for "Crimson Tide" or the sensational thriller "Fortress". Another significant moment in the composer's career was the soundtrack to "Gladiator", which was a great cinema hit, and the music from this film stormed the concert halls. The soundtrack album from "Gladiator" remained on the world bestseller list for many months. The soundtracks to "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Pearl Harbor", "Da Vinci Code", "Inception" and "Batman" were equally popular.

The concert will be made more attractive by specially selected film fragments displayed on the cinema screen, and the light illumination will complete the visual perception of the event.

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