Sonafilm 2020 – Universal Chamber Orchestra in concert – Summary

On Saturday, October 10th, the 2nd edition of SONAFILM was celebrated, with a film music concert performed by the Universal Chamber Orchestra conducted by José Martínez Colomina, which took place in the Ondara Bullring, in Alicante, Spain (read more).


Gori Martinez attended the concert, and he leaves us this summary article along with some photos.



  • John Williams – Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Yiruma – River Flows in You – Twilight
  • Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
  • Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther
  • Alan Silvestri – The Avengers
  • James Horner – Avatar (I See You)
  • James Newton Howard – The Hunger Games
  • James Horner – Legends of the Fall
  • Nino Rota – The Godfather
  • Patrick Doyle – Brave
  • Michael Giacchino – Star Trek
  • John Barry – James Bond
  • Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones
  • Alan Silvestri – Back to the Future
  • Klaus Badelt / Hans Zimmer – Pirates of the Caribbean
  • ENCORE – Ennio Morricone – Cinema Paradiso (with video)

The Ondara City Council did not want to give up the 2nd edition of the SONAFILM Festival, despite the current circumstances, and organized a film music concert in the Ondara Bullring on October 10, 2020 at 20:00h, where all the necessary security measures were applied and with a smaller than usual audience and orchestra.


Raquel Mengual Bisquert, Culture Councillor, together with the Mayor of Ondara, José Ramiro, have made a great effort to get film music again in this small town of only 6,900 inhabitants, supporting the great initiative of Javier Gil Pérez, creator of the Universal Symphony Orchestra.


On this occasion, the size of the orchestra was smaller than usual, with a total of 25 musicians forming the Universal Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jose Martínez Colomina. As for the audience, only 400 people were able to enjoy the concert due to the capacity restrictions, leaving out some fans, who could not get tickets since they were sold out in a short time.


Minutes before the start, a few drops of rain endangered the realization of the event, although it was finally held without any hitches.


The attendees were able to enjoy a varied and popular program, which, despite the few musicians who were able to play, sounded quite good. The program, which had usual and well-known themes of this type of concerts, began with John Williams and ended with a tribute to Ennio Morricone with Cinema Paradiso.


The duration of the concert, 90 minutes and no breaks due to the anti-covid protocols, was enough to offer an entertaining evening and make the audience leave the venue with very good feelings.


I wish this type of initiative could be extended to many more stages, since film music is culture in a big way, and it unites all kinds of people.


Article and pictures by Gori Martínez