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The Sound of Hans Zimmer & John Williams

Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Friday 8 March 2024

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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Starts at: 19:30
Programme
Overview

Sound pearls of film music.

Whether in distant universes, mystical magical worlds or dark pirate bays: when the tension crackles in the cinema, gripping heroic journeys move even die-hard film fans to tears and give them a pleasant tingling sensation, the soundtrack plays the leading role. Only the breathtaking film music breathes life into the pictures and draws the viewers into captivating fantasy worlds. Even the most brilliant play of light is not enough to unleash the truly profound, gripping emotions that magically immortalize classic films and their heroes. Conversely, legendary title melodies unfold without a screen dream images of nostalgic memories, familiar feelings and moments of goosebumps - across generations.

Only masterful sound magicians like Hans Zimmer and John Williams manage to let such unforgettable settings grow beyond the films. For the Hollywood dream factory, the music creators created hundreds of internationally renowned soundtracks, received a wide range of awards - from Oscars to Emmys - like their entire work and achieved legendary status even during their lifetime.

At the film music concert "The Sound of Hans Zimmer & John Williams", the audience can experience the musical highlights of the two composers live. Poignant melodies from "The Lion King", "Star Wars", "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" are complemented by further film music highlights after the great successes of recent years to create a new program - symphonically brought to life by a live -Orchestra. A concert evening with mental cinema and truly excellent listening experiences that not only unites film fans!

Venue Info

Alte Oper Frankfurt - Frankfurt am Main
Location   Opernplatz 1

The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937.

The square in front of the building is known as Opernplatz (Opera Square). The Alte Oper is located in the inner city district, Innenstadt, within the banking district Bankenviertel.

The Oper Frankfurt now plays in the Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, completed in 1951, which it shares with the Schauspiel Frankfurt theatre company.

The building was designed by the Berlin architect Richard Lucae, financed by the citizens of Frankfurt and built by Philipp Holzmann. Construction began in 1873. It opened on October 20, 1880. 

The Alte Oper was almost completely destroyed by bombs during World War II in 1944 (only some of the outside walls and façades survived). In the 1960s the city magistrate planned to build a modern office building on the site. The then Minister of Economy in Hessen Rudi Arndt, earned the nickname "Dynamit-Rudi" (Dynamite Rudi) when he proposed to blow up "Germany's most beautiful ruin" with "a little dynamite". Arndt later said that this was not meant seriously.

A citizen's initiative campaigned for reconstruction funds after 1953 and collected 15 million DM. It ended costing c. DM160, and the building was reopened on August 28, 1981, to the sounds of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand". A live recording of that concert conducted by Michael Gielen is available on CD.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Starts at: 19:30
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