Music and Film Nights 2022 – Villafranca de Córdoba – Summary
The province of Cordoba hosted one more year the program ‘Music and Film Nights’, where the Orquesta de Córdoba conducted by Salvador Vázquez, brought film music to 5 small towns in the region (read more).
Our collaborator Curro Martín attended the concert in Villafranca de Córdoba and leaves us this summary article.
On Friday July 1st we attended a very good concert of the Orquesta de Córdoba conducted by Salvador Vázquez and hosted by the actress Marisol Membrillo. The concert was held at the Caseta Municipal in Villafranca de Córdoba, with a full house, and was included in the cycle ‘Music and Film Nights’ organized by the Córdoba Provincial Council.
The repertoire was structured in 3 blocks: “Heroes”, “Childhood” and “Love”, including music by composers such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Danny Elfman or Henry Mancini, with classic themes and suites belonging to films ranging from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to “Titanic”, including “E.T.”, “Spiderman”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Moonriver” and “Gladiator” among others.
As an extra, the concert offered a “medley” of western music that merged “The Magnificent 7” by Elmer Bernstein with “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Ennio Morricone.
It is worth mentioning the great sound that allowed the strings to be heard clearly, even when the other sections were pushing hard, in an evening that was brilliantly conducted by Maestro Vázquez. This initiative of concerts in small villages of the regeion, which was already enthusiastically welcomed last year, and which is now in its sixth edition, gave us on this occasion the confirmation that people are eager for live film music.
Article and pictures by Curro Martín