James Newton Howard in Bilbao – December 2016

In just one month, an awaited concert of James Newton Howard will be held at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, December 7th, Wednesday, at 8pm.

JNH Bilbao 2016 - Piano

This concert is included within the series Bilbao Puerto de Arte (Cinema Star Series), being the only concert that James Newton Howard will have in Spain and in Europe in 2016, before going on an European tour in late 2017 (as it was already announced in the following new:  follow link).


The concert’s biggest incentive will be James Newton Howard conducting the BOS – Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, with the additional participation of the Choir of Bilbao, although he will hand over the pulpit to composer Fernando Velázquez at the beginning with a concert piece for violin and orchestra.

JNH Bilbao 2016 - Preparing the concert with Fernando Velázquez


Bilbao Puerto de Arte has already made official the full program on their website, and these are the pieces that we will enjoy during the evening:

  • Concert for violin and orchestra (Premiere in Europe), played by violinist James Ehnes and conducted by Fernando Velázquez.
    • Movement I – Allegro Moderato
    • Movement II – Andante Semplice
    • Movement III – Presto con moto
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) – Suite Two Fairy Tales
  • Grand Canyon (1991) – Fanfare
  • The Village (2004) – The Gravel Road, played by violinist Artur Kaganovskiy
  • Defiance (2008) – Nothing is impossible, played by violinist Artur Kaganovskiy
  • Maleficent (2014) – Suite
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) – Tarawa
  • Airbender, the last warrior (2010) – Suite
  • The Hunger Games (2102) – Suite, con la Coral de Bilbao.


With prices from 29€ to 76€, the tickets can be bought in the following link:


Bilbao Puerto de Arte concerts are organized by Goldberg Management and have the collaboration of Diputación Foral de Bizkaia and Ayuntamiento de Bilbao; and are sponsored by Bodegas y Viñedos ARTADI, El Correo, EiTB and Hotel NH Villa de Bilbao.

JNH Bilbao 2016 - Poster


And now to finish, you can see some videos of the tribute concert that was held in Hollywood in Vienna 2015 to James Newton Howard, where Gorka Oteiza had the opportunity to interview him and ask about his concerts and his chance to come to Spain someday, something that curiously will happen next month (concert review and interview here).