Today Saturday, November 3rd, the 1st edition of the Cross Dreams Festival will be held at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne (Switzerland), bringing together the best orchestras to offer the music of the most interesting worlds of pop culture, in three special concerts: Melodiosa with Yôko Shimomura, Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure and TV Series Live.
Melodiosa with Yôko Shimomura – 14:00h
The Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel, conducted by Alexander Mayer, will open the first edition of the festival with the Melodiosa concert on the work of the Japanese composer Yôko Shimomura, who will be present at the event.
Consecrated as one of the most famous Japanese composers of video game music, she has composed for Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter or Seiken Densetsu (Legend of Mana) since the 80s.
The concert will also feature the pianist Benyamin Nuss and the singer Emily Pello.
More information: http://crossdreamsfestival.ch/melodiosa.html
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/239536276781954/
Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure – 16:00h
This concert, of which we already offered information a couple of months ago (read news), will be performed by the 50 musicians of the Sinfonietta de Lausanne and will have Hiroki Takahashi, the singer who performed of the original opening credits of Dragon Ball.
More information: http://crossdreamsfestival.ch/dbsa.html
TV Series Live – 21:00h
The last concert of the day will be dedicated entirely to TV series’ music, where the 70 musicians of L’orchester de Chambre de Genève will review the music of the cult series of the last decade such as Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Lost… having the presence of Tom Wlaschiha, actor of the series Game of Thrones.
More information: http://crossdreamsfestival.ch/tvsl.html
Parallel to the concerts, another series of free activities will be organized from 13h to 21h at the Théâtre de Beaulieu under the name Festival Off:
- ALL DAY – Interactive video game exhibition, with the games that have marked the career of Yôko Shimomura (Association Pixels & Musée Bolo)
- 15:15-16:15h – Meeting with Carmine and Julian & Martial Arts Iarumas
- 18:45-19:45 – Dragon Ball conference hosted by Matthieu Pellet (UNIL) with Hiroki Takahashi
- 20:00-20:45h – Concert Tale of Fantasy – Choir music (link)
- 20:00-20:45h – Book signing ‘Super Ciné Battle’ by its authors Daniel Andreyev and Stéphane Bouley
- Melodiosa – 70-100 CHF (61-88 €)
- Dragon Ball – Symphonic Adventure – 49 – 150 CHF (43-131 €)
- TV Series Live – 49 – 150 CHF (43-131 €)
- Combined ticket (the three concerts) – 178 – 3000 CHF (155-262 €)
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