Symphonic Calssics In Cinema

04.08. (Saturday) – 8:00 pm – Concert Hall in CKK Jordanki

Leonel Morales – piano
Mariusz Smolij – conductor
Toruń Symphony Orchestra

Music and cinema have been closely connected since the very inception of cinema art, with cinema music becoming a genre of its own in the middle decades of the twentieth century, when it also included works by classical music composers. Today, it is an independent strand of music with a great impact on the artistic value of films, widely recognised for some of its hits. For who does not know the most famous musical themes from the films about the adventures of Indiana Jones, those of James Bond, or the classical westerns? We will have an occasion to listen to plenty of these tunes during this particular concert: we encourage you to hum together with the orchestra, if you like! The most precious gem of the concert will be the Alegretto from Symphony no. 7 by L. van Beethoven – it is featured in the soundtracks of several dozen films, including the culmination of the Oscar-winning Tom Hooper’s film The King’s Speech which premiered in 2010. During this concert we will listen to solo performances by the Spanish pianist Leonel Morales, a prize-winner of numerous piano competitions and currently piano professor in Madrid, Salzburg and Valencia. Widely recognised by music critics for his magnificent interpretations of music by German and Russian composers, his art is greatly appreciated for an exceptional virtuoso style and the skill of producing delightful intonations. His performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 (also present in cinema and pop culture) will certainly be counted by music lovers among the most pleasant memories of this year’s Festival.