Film Music Prague – Joe Hisaishi & Craig Armstrong

From this Thursday, April 20th till Sunday 23rd, Film Music Prague festival, will be held in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, featuring Joe Hisaishi and Craig Armstrong as main guests.


This festival was already mentioned in SoundTrackFest in the following news (see news-1 & news-2), and within a few days of its beginning, there is already a full program of events and themes to be played at the concerts, as you can read below.


On Friday, April 21st @ 8pm at Zofin Palace, and named “A Story of Love“, a concert focused mainly on the work of composer Craig Armstrong will be held, performed by the Prague Sinfonietta orchestra and the choir Vox Pragae, under the baton of Miriam Nemcova and with the voice of soprano Christina Johnston, and the singers Tereza Cernochova and Martin Chodur.

Film Music Prague 2017 - A Story of Love


The concert, which will be attended by composer Craig Armstrong, will have the following program:

Craig Armstrong


Moulin Rouge!
Nature Boy | One Day I’ll Fly Away | Fool to Believe | Death Scene

Love Actually
Glasgow Love Theme | Portugese Love Theme

The Great Gatsby
Infinite Hope

World Trade Center
Cello Theme

Victor Frankenstein
Prometheus Ascending

Far from the Madding Crowd
The Opening | Love Theme

Moscow Variation

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Horseback Address | The Storm


Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Streets of Paris – Meeting Laura – Laura’s Murder –
Grasse in Panic – Crowd Embrace


Gene Pritsker

Cloud Atlas
The March from symphony based on themes by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil

With prices between € 49 (CZK 1299) and € 56 (CZK 1499), there are still some tickets available in:


On Saturday, April 22nd @ 2 pm at the Festival Center (Jungmannovo namesti 767, Prague 1-ČSOB inspirace), there will be a panel with composer Craig Armstrong, free entrance, , but with priority access to holders of a ticket from previous day’s concert.

Film Music Prague 2017 - Craig Armstrong


On Saturday, April 22nd @ 8 pm, a concert called “Alien Symphony” will be held at the Forum Karlin, with the Filmova filharmonie orchestra and the Kühn Choir under the baton of Chuhei Iwasaki, and with soloist children from the Boni Pueri choir. This concert will be accompanied by a multimedia show with special effects, and will include music from all Alien films, where for the first time you will be able to listen to the music of Prometheus from Harry Gregson-Williams.

Film Music Prague 2017 - Alien The Symphony


The program will be as follows:

John Frizzell
Main Titles

Harry Gregson-Williams
Main Theme (premiere)

Elliot Goldenthal
suite for boy solo, choir and orchestra
Agnus Dei – Bait and Chase – Lullaby Elegy – First Attack I – The Entrapment –
First Attack II – Lento – Adagio

– intermission –


Jerry Goldsmith

James Horner
Main Title – Ripley’s Rescue – Newt – Face Huggers

Brian Tyler
AvP: Requiem

With prices between € 38 (CZK 999) and € 45 (CZK 1199), there are still some tickets available in:


And finally, on Sunday, April 23rd @ 8:00 pm, the concert called “The World of Joe Hisaishi” will be held at the Forum Karlin, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Joe Hisaishi himself, with the voice of soprano Christina Johnston.

Film Music Prague 2017 - The World of Joe Hisaishi


The planned program will be as follows:

Princess Mononoke

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Spirited Away

Castle in the Sky


The Tale of the Princess Kaguya



With prices between € 64 (CZK 1699) and € 113 (CZK 2999), there are still some tickets available in:


More information about the festival can be found on its official website:

Film Music Prague 2017