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Event date

20 / 07 / 2024 - Saturday 20:30

Event venue

Brewery Garden

Night in Hollywood

The silver screen has attracted and fascinated classical composers since the beginning, and from their combination, film music arose. Erich Korngold composed on both sides: film and classical, and by winning the first Academy Award for film music, he opened the door for composers who have devoted themselves entirely to film. The concert will showcase the development of film music from the now classic Oscar-winning melodies of Between Two Worlds, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur or Star Wars and Harry Potter by the legendary, Oscar-winning record holder John Williams, who celebrated his 92nd birthday this year.

Artists

PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Jan Kučera – conductor

Program

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Between Two Worlds – Concert Overture
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Kings Row Fanfare
John Williams: Star Wars – Main Theme
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk – Concert Overture
Jerry Goldsmith: Star Trek – First Contact
John Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Michael Kamen: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Overture
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventure of Robin Hood – Suite
John Williams: Jurassic Park – Main Theme
Max Steiner: Casablanca – Suite
Miklós Rózsa: El Cid – March
Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia
Ernest Gold: Exodus – Original Main Theme
John Williams: Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
Maurice Jarre: Doctor Zhivago – Suite
Elmer Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven – Theme
Miklós Rózsa: Ben Hur – Parade of the Charioteers
Max Steiner: Gone with the Wind

PKF – Prague Philharmonia

PKF – Prague Philharmonia was founded in 1994 on the initiative of the world-famous conductor Jiří Bělohlávek under the original name of the Prague Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. In the nearly 30 years of its existence, the orchestra has earned recognition throughout the music world thanks to its international tours, but also thanks to its internationally acclaimed albums and recordings. The PKF is praised for its unique sound, but also for its repertoire, which is mainly focused on the works of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Jakub Hrůša, Julian Rachlin, Martha Argerich, Jefim Bronfman, András Schiff, Gil Shaham, Isabelle Faust, Emmanuel Pahud, Luciano Pavarotti, Diana Damrau, Plácido Domingo, Gautier Capuçon, Maxim Vengerov, Mischa Maisky, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann and many others have performed with the orchestra.

Photo: Ivan Malý

PKF – Prague Philharmonia

Jan Kučera

Conductor, composer and pianist Jan Kučera is one of the most versatile Czech artists. At the Prague Conservatory he studied composition with Bohuslav Řehor and conducting with Miriam Němcová and Miroslav Košler, in which he was subsequently mentored by Vladimír Válek at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

As a composer he creates symphonic, chamber and song compositions, and has also written over thirty incidental music works for theatre productions. He has also performed with the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK. He is the author of the ballets The Three Musketeers, The Taming of the Shrew and the operas Red Maria and Don Buoso at the National Theatre. There he also conducts a successful production of the opera A Night at the Savoy Hotel. He has also conducted the Wanted project with Dagmar Pecková and a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.

Photo: Jan Kolman

Jan Kučera
Night in Hollywood

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