15.05.2019 – 12th Film Music Festival 2019 / Cracow
Dracula Live in Concert
The American director Francis Ford Coppola, enchanted by the soundtrack to Andrzej Wajda’s The Promised Land, commissioned Wojciech Kilar to compose the music for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Thus the Polish composer found himself in Hollywood; he wrote a masterpiece which takes a special place in the history of Polish film music and which is still regarded as one of the finest horror soundtracks of all time.
Awarded three Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Sound Editing, the cult film starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci and Anthony Hopkins resounds with monumental orchestral music with powerful choirs. The concert is a world premiere of this international title and the first co-production of the affiliated FMF and FIMUCITÉ festivals. The event is led by Don Davis, author of the music to The Matrix films.
Source description: official website of the organizer FMF.FM
- Congress Center ICE Cracow, Krzysztof Penderecki Hall
- Wednesday, 15 May 2019
- 7.00 pm
Dracula (1992) Live in Concert / World Premiere
Agata Kuliś – vocal
Polish Radio Choir
Beethoven Academy Orchestra
Don Davis – conductor
Thomas Bryła – arrangements
Jadwiga Polus, Łukasz Cioch – hosts
- Additional information:
Co-production with FIMUCITÉ – Tenerife International Film Music Festival. Special thanks to: Fernando Carmena, Robert Townson, Beate Warkentien.
The live in concert version of the movie is dedicated only for viewers over 18 years of age.
The movie will be presented with audio description. Visually impaired people, thanks to a verbal description of what is presented on the screen, will be able to fully receive and get to know the events taking place on the screen.
Running time: 2 H 25’ (incl. intermission)