We have added a third concert of Joe Hisaishi

We are happy to announce a third concert of Maestro Joe Hisaishi. It will be on 6th May 2019 in Prague Congress Centre. Program will be same as it is on 5th May.

You have an opportunity to listen to suites from Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Howl’s Moving Castle or Porco Rosso. Tickets are available here. Don’t miss this memorable concert!

Harry Potter concert comes to Forum Karlin

Come to the Hogwarts on 8th September 2019 with us! Team of the Film Music Prague Festival is preparing huge concert of music from Harry Potter movie saga. The Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by amazing Chuhei Iwasaki will look for The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. Together we will also try to find The Prisoner of Azkaban. If you want to attend the TriWizard Tournament then you have to drop your name to The Goblet of Fire. The bravest of you can become a members of The Order of the Phoenix.. if they will be ok with a membership of The Half-Blood Prince. At the end, we will collect The Deathly Hallows.

The music of Harry Potter movies has become famous around the world. First three chapters were scored by legendary Oscar-winner composer John Williams, who determinated all main characters, including Hedwig. In the fourth film, Williams was replaced by Scottish composer Patrick Doyle, who wrote beautiful themes like Harry in Winter or The Quidditch World Cup. When director David Yates joined this popular fantasy saga then he asked his longtime friend and collaborator, English composer Nicholas Hooper, to join. We are always happy to listen to his emotional cues Fireworks and Dumbledore’s Farewell. Final chapter, which was split to the two parts, has got a music from French composer Alexandre Desplat. We have to mention his Lily’s Theme and Statues. But there is much more amazing cues.

During The Musical World of Harry Potter concert, you will get an opportunity to listen to excerpts from all movies. Don’t miss this unique experience! Tickets are available here.

ANOTHER MILESTONE OF THE FESTIVAL

8th edition of the Film Music Prague Festival is over. Four-days program included concerts of music from John Powell, Stranger Things, movies of famous director Ridley Scott as well as a charity for Unicef ČR. You could have attended panels, workshops and masterclass with our guests: Harry Gregson-Williams, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E, Sebastian ‘Kebu’ Teir, John Lunn (Downton Abbey) and many more. Pics from all concerts you can find here.

More than 5 000 people visited this year’s edition. We presented 500 minutes of film music. 35 international guests (not only) from Hollywood participated on the program. 374 professional musicians – including magnificent soloists like pianist Valentina Lisitsa, tenor Petr Nekoranec, baritone Boris Prýgl, soprano Karolína Žmolíková, conductors Miriam Němcová, Christian Schumann and Chuhei Iwasaki – performed at concerts of the festival. We cooperated with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Praga sinfonietta, The Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra, Kühn Choir of Prague and Vox Pragae Choir.

We thank all visitors for such a great atmosphere. We thank our partners who have supported us. And we hope that we will find a sponsor who could help us to increase the program. We have got really big plans for the future. Fingers crossed!

JOE HISAISHI WILL DO A THIRD CONCERT IN PRAGUE

Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi confirmed his participation on Film Music Prague. He will present and conduct his music, composed for movies, on 5th and 6th May 2019. Hisaishi is well-known for Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and many more. His third concert will be on 6th May in Prague Congress Centre. Tickets are still available here: here.

Opening concert with Star Wars cosplayers

Great news for Star Wars fans! The opening concert of the Film Music Prague 2019 will welcome members of Rebel Legion – Lion Base, Alpine Base and German Base Yavin, who will come dressed in their amazing Star Wars costumes. Star Wars world and the opening concert called Stars of Hollywood: John Powell have got one and very important common thing. It is  the Czech premiere of concert suite from Solo: A Star Wars Story. On Friday 1st February, composer John Powell will present Mine Mission suite. He will be a special guest of our festival!

The program of this concert includes music from cartoons How To Train Your Dragon 1-3, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Ferdinand or Chicken Run. We will also present excerpts from Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity, X-men: The Last Stand and Pan. There will be a lot of Czech premieres. Tickets are still available here.

Accommodation with festival discount

As festival visitors you can enjoy an accommodation at the 5* Le Palais Art Hotel (address: U Zvonarky 1, Prague 2) with the festival discount! Use this promo code: FMP2019.

Built in 1841, the luxury Le Palais Art Hotel Prague is a striking example of Belle Époque architecture. The historic ornamental stucco and magnificent wall paintings help to create an unforgettable impression. A special atmosphere can be found in the spacious rooms and suites at our luxury hotel in Prague.

The intimate size of 72 rooms guarantees a personal approach to our guests in every single detail. This attention to the details, the personal touches and guest oriented assistance distills in a uniquely artistic atmosphere.

More information here.

FMP2019 prepares world concert premieres

Film Music Prague Festival traditionally presents a lot of world concert premieres. Upcoming edition will continue in this tradition. LEGENDS: RIDLEY SCOTT concert (3 Feb, 2019) will include a premiere of music by composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who is currently working on monumental suite from Exodus: Gods and KingsPrague audience will get an unique opportunity to listen to this piece for big symphony orchestra, choir as well as for oriental instruments like ney flute. Can’t wait!

For very first time in the Czech Republic, we will present (not only) beautiful choral work from Kingdom of Heaven, featuring Vox Pragae Choir. Also there will be an unique excursion to the music of science fiction movie called The Martian, which combines symphonic music with electronic elements. Both these movies were scored by British composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who will be a guest of our festival. You just cannot miss LEGENDS: RIDLEY SCOTT concert.

Finally, we are preparing a very special tribute to Alien. This cult horror movie will celebrate the 40th Anniversary next year. So big suite is in the program of this concert. Tickets are available here.

Phenomenal artist Kebu performs in Prague

Great news for fans of eletronic music! Finnish artist Kebu is another guest of the Film Music Prague 2019. His peformance follows Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein perform Stranger Things concert on 2nd February in Forum Karlín. Fans will get two big productions for one ticket only. Kebu has created a lot of amazing covers of popular tracks from Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis and others. He also produces his own music. Kebu is a master of analogue syntesizers. Two hours show promises a lot of fun. Don’t miss this opportunity! Ticket sale has started here.

Festival has started a cooperation with UNICEF Czech Republic

Film Music Prague Festival has decided to produce a charity concert Remember Them, which will support UNICEF Czech Republic. This event will be on 4th February 2019 as the closing gala in Zofin Palace. Team of the festival wants to support an educational programme of UNICEF. The reason is that children are our future and there is a lot of countries, where is the problem to keep the education for all children due to war, natural disasters or other social problems. Education is the biggest gift!

This upcoming charity event includes European concert premiere of Song For World Peace, composed by Oscar-winner composer John Williams. He exclusively provides this beautiful score. We also accepted the opportunity to perform a piano concerto Ruin & Memory from another Oscar-winner – Canadian composer Howard Shore, who is a creator of soundtracks for world-known saga called The Lord of the Rings. And you will have an opportunity to listen to a monumental oratorio A Prussian Requiem from this years festival guest John Powell. John will attend the concert.

We are happy for participation of great musicians like Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa, tenor Petr Nekoranec (singing currently in Metropolitan Opera New York) or baritone Boris Prýgl (soloist of the Bavarian opera in Munich) Christian Schumann will conduct The Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra and Kühn Choir. Tickets available zde.

 

The music of Stranger Things live in Prague

We are happy to announce that composers and musicians Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E will perform the music of STRANGER THINGS in Prague. Their concert will be on 2nd February 2019 in Forum Karlin. Soundtrack of Stranger Things is currently the biggest pop culture phenomenon. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have recieved Emmy Award as well as Grammy nomination. This will be memorable event. Come and join us! More information here.