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22 July 2022 Graz (Austria)
The music of Hans Zimmer & Others
Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra and Choir - Kasemattenbühne
Program Info: No other composer has influenced the film world in the past two decades as much as the Oscar, Globe and Emmy winner Hans Zimmer with his staggering compositions for films such as The Lion King, Pirates of the Carribean, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception and Interstellar. The visitors may expect a magnificant musical evening with a symphonic orchestra, choir, soloists, a lightshow and selected film excerpts. Hans Zimmer became famous with his score for ‘Rain Man’ and since then has helped to leverage numerous Hollywood mega-hits to success and dramatic-emotional impact. For the film score for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Hans Zimmer received his eleventh Oscar nomination in 2018.
The audience will also learn about interesting background stories, such as how Hans Zimmer completely altered the beginning of Gladiator with Ridley Scott and smuggled a message against apartheid in the song text for Lion King in the native language and told the big Disney corporation that it was about butterflies. Hans Zimmer often named Ennio Morricone as his idol and role-model, whose repertoire will be feautured with excerpts from ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in America’.
Zimmer followed Morricones example of composing the film music before instead of after filming and shaped the entire work. For example he changed the beginning of Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’, subsequently the world-famous director moved into the studio of Hans Zimmer, who is an artist with a social conscience and who also composed a song for the victims of the Batman cinema shooting in Aurora, as well as music against climate change – all of which will be heard in the program.
‘The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic’ will be performed by the Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, as well as soprano Johanna Krumin, who will perform Gladiator and Ennio Morricone’s ‘Ecstasy of Gold’ – in an impressive show with light installations, laser projections and selected film clips. Starsoloists from Broadway will perform excerpts from The Lin King, Zimmers most recent boxoffice-smash-hit. ‘The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic’ is an unforgettable audiovisual event for all age groups, film enthusiasts, music lovers and families.
EXCERPT FROM THE MUSICAL PROGRAM: The Lion King Pirates of the Caribbean Gladiator Pearl Harbour Interstellar The Dark Knight Dunkirk Inception Earth Da Vinci Code Man of Steel Spider-Man
Ennio Morricone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Once upon a time in America