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Once more unto the breach! - Peter Thomas (November 2016)
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Henry V (Laurence Olivier & William Walton)


ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH!


Merging the universes of film and music has been a passion for us for more than fifteen years. A passion that in this month of November takes the shape of a little time travel across the art of films in concert.
 
Do you feel inclined more to the “old school“ art of silent classics? Then a precious bunch of options comes all over Europe: diverse German cities welcome Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID and MODERN TIMES - presented with music composed by Chaplin himself - and G.W. Pabst’s PANDORA'S BOX. This masterful melodrama, plenty of lust, seduction and dark strokes, is presented with a new composition by Bernd Wilden. In addition, Fritz Lang’s science fiction classic METROPOLIS lands in Spain with Gottfried Huppertz’s original (and reconstructed) score; the revolutionary parable THE NEW BABYLON reaches Finland, propelled by Dmitri Shostakovich’s original music.
 
If you are curious to know about how live music melts with Technicolor, dialogues and complex soundscapes, then you can also reach out to some of our finest productions both in concert halls and on TV. In order to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Staatsorchester Braunschweig under the baton of Helmut Imig presents Laurence Olivier’s HENRY V live in concert. Matching perfectly with Olivier’s characteristic Technicolor palette, William Walton’s rousing score is certainly one of the film’s best assets. The same can be said about Don Davis’s demanding score for THE MATRIX: his unconventional music gets deep into the audience’s spine. The visionary tale proposed by the Wachowski’s comes to Hanover for three nights in a row, with Frank Strobel bringing the NDR Radiophilharmonie far beyond reality. 

Last, but not least, the recent World Premiere of our film concert IVAN THE TERRIBLE is being broadcast on ARTE on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 23:10. Join Frank Strobel, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in an unforgettable film concert that took more than ten years to materialize! Sergei Eisenstein’s and Sergei Prokofiev’s controversial epic – presented with the composer’s reconstructed score - would have not deserved less.

PETER THOMAS - SPACE PATROL
The fantastic adventures of Peter Thomas
 
The ever-expanding proliferation of film concerts shall not conceal a very special anniversary for us. Ten years ago, on November 18, 2006, our very own production SPACE PATROL – BACK IN CONCERT brought the classic German TV show to the concert hall at T-Mobile Forum (Bonn). That was one of the very first European premieres of a modern sound film ever presented in concert. SPACE PATROL, the German counterpart to STAR TREK, benefited from a bright and eclectic music score by Peter Thomas. His music – which we invite you to listen to on our Soundcloud space - competes in coolness and freshness with Alexander Courage’s tune for STAR TREK and John Williams’s music for LOST IN SPACE. We want to dedicate this month’s newsletter to Peter Thomas who turned 90 last year - a man full of energy and humor - and thus celebrate one of the most imaginative musical talents of European film music.
Pandora's Box
Film concert
PANDORA'S BOX
in Bielefeld, Germany
November 4, 2016

Bielefelder Philharmoniker
Composer and conductor:
Bernd Wilden
Film concert
IMPRESSIONS OF TCHAIKOVSKY'S OVERTURE 1812
Nov. 8 Besançon (France)
Nov. 9 Pays de Montbéliard
Nov. 19 Philharmonie de Paris

Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté
Conductor: Jean-François Verdier
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
MODERN TIMES
Film concert
MODERN TIMES
in Bad Salzgitter, Germany
November 19, 2016

Staatsorchester Braunschweig
Conductor: Helmut Imig
Music: Charles Chaplin
Film concert
THE KID & THE TRAMP
in Bielefeld, Germany
November 6, 2016

Bielefelder Philharmoniker
Conductor: Helmut Imig
Music: Charles Chaplin
THE MATRIX
Film concert
THE MATRIX LIVE
in Hanover, Germany
November 9, 10 & 11, 2016

NDR Radiophilharmonie
Conductor: Frank Strobel
Music: Don Davis
NEW BABYLON
Film concert
THE NEW BABYLON
in Helsinki, Finland
November 25, 2016

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Frank Strobel
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Film concert
HENRY V
in Braunschweig, Germany
November 7, 2016

Staatsorchester Braunschweig
Conductor: Helmut Imig
Music: William Walton
METROPOLIS
Film concert
METROPOLIS
in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
November 17, 2016

Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Conductor: Manuel Coves
Music: Gottfried Huppertz
Film concert
MODERN TIMES
in Sankt Ingbert, Germany
November 26, 2016

Saarländisches Staatsorchester
Conductor: Adrian Prabava
Music: Charles Chaplin
IWAN DER SCHRECKLICHE - Trailer (ARTE Broadcast)
IVAN THE TERRIBLE - Broadcast date on ARTE:
November 7, 2016 at 23:10 hour
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