On Friday, May 20, the Joven Orquesta Promúsica/Promusica Youth Orchestra conducted by Javier Claudio performed a charity film music concert in Malaga dedicated to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (read more).
Our collaborator Reme Díaz attended the concert and leaves us this summary article.
On Friday, May 20, at the Edgar Neville Auditorium of the Diputación de Málaga, almost 250 people enjoyed the charity film music concert “Heroes among us”, for the benefit of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
The concert was performed by the Promusica Youth Orchestra (Musical Foundation of Malaga), conducted by Javier Claudio, with the special collaboration of Mario Campoy (piano) and Carlos Pomares Zambrano (percussion).
The evening began with a video from the Vicente Ferrer Foundation that collected testimonies and experiences from the students at the School of Nursing in Anantapur (India), the project to which all the benefits from the event were assigned.
“The Force Awakens Suite” (John Williams) opened the musical repertoire of the evening, where the more than 30 musicians of the orchestra played to perfection Rey’s Theme or The March of Resistance, along with projections of clips from the films.
After an emotional introduction of the concert by the representative of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Malaga, Christian Jongeneel, and the intervention of Ruth Sarabia (Councilor for Migration, Foreign Action, Development Cooperation, Transparency, and Good Governance of the Malaga City Council), the concert continued with a review of different heroic and inspiring themes.
Following with John Williams, pieces from “Schindler’s List”, “Angela’s Ashes” and “Saving Private Ryan” were heard. To complete the most emotional block of the repertoire, a tribute to Ennio Morricone with “Gabriel’s Oboe” from “The Mission”, which featured soloist José Miguel Alvarado, as guest musician, got one of the great ovations of the night.
Without lowering the emotion, the orchestra played the main theme of “The Shape of Water”, composed by Alexandre Desplat, and took us back to Italy at the end of the 30s with the music of Nicola Piovani for the film “Life is beautiful”.
Moving on to a different mood, we were pushed into the world of spies with 007 and the theme from “Skyfall” and we arrived at one of the most anticipated moments of the night, the part dedicated to superheroes, where we could enjoy a brilliant performance of Alan Silvestri’s themes for “The Avengers” and “Captain America”, as well as the main theme for the film “Ant-Man”, composed by Christophe Beck.
To end the concert, the orchestra played a suite from “Beauty and the Beast”, where the director encouraged the audience to applaud to the rhythm of the song “Be our Guest!”, thus getting the complicity of the public and a standing ovation.
After receiving a special thanks from Christian Jongeneel (Vicente Ferrer Foundation) for the collaboration in the event, the conductor Javier Claudio gave way to one last theme, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” suite, which got everyone standing up again.
Such was the reception that, outside the program, the orchestra returned to perform the song “Be our Guest!” from “Beauty and the Beast”, which once again filled the auditorium with applause, leaving the audience with a great feeling and an animated spirit to continue being “heroes among us”.
Article by Reme Díaz
Pictures by Olalla Pernas