Discover & Cross-over (Movies and Music)
Tuesdays in June
Classical music is alive and impactful beyond the world’s prestigious concert halls and music schools. In areas as wide-ranging as cinema, theater, and video games, classical music helps create the immersive atmosphere. This June, Stingray Classica explores classical music in the entertainment sector with a series of adventurous premieres! In a picturesque crossover performance on Tuesday, June 2, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 7, “Seven Gates of Jerusalem” merges performing arts disciplines. The following Tuesday, the Danish Symphony Orchestra guides us through the realm of video gaming, interpreting acclaimed scores of game classics Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed, Halo, and World of Warcraft. Next up is a dive into the world of cinema classics on Tuesday, June 16. In The Morricone Duel, Sarah Hicks leads the Danish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of legendary soundtracks by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Sonny Bono, and Bernard Herrmann, where the magic of cinema meets the splendorous sound of a first-class symphony orchestra. Lastly, on June 23, Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in an evocative rendition of Mussorgsky's classic aural depiction of an art exhibition, “Pictures at an Exhibition”, recorded at the Herkulessaal in Munich in 2014.
Penderecki - Symphony No. 7: 7 Gates of Jerusalem
Tuesday, June 2 | 21:00
The 2017 Prague Spring festival is brought to a powerful close as Krzysztof Penderecki conducts the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Philharmonic Choir in a performance of his monumental seventh symphony "Seven Gates of Jerusalem". This work bears witness to an introspective thought about faith, written in honour of the city of Jerusalem, for soloists, choir and orchestra, with libretto taken from Old Testament. For expressive purposes, Penderecki uses specific instruments: the tubaphone, percussive objects designed by the composer himself, and the shofar, an ancient Jewish liturgical instrument. Soloists for this performance include Iwona Hossa (soprano), Karolina Sikora (soprano), Anna Lubanska (mezzo-soprano), Adam Zdunikowsk (tenor), Piotr Nowacki (bass) and David Švehlík (speaker). Also featured in the programme is a rendition of the "Serenade for Orchestra" by Czech composer Isa Krejci. Recorded at Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic.
Gaming in Symphony
Tuesday, June 9 | 21:00
Eímear Noone conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir in a spectacular performance of some of the most well-known video game soundtracks of the last forty years. This programme showcases the depth and breadth of the video game music genre, featuring pieces from Nintendo legend Koji Kondo, DOOM veteran Mick Gordon and a whole host of contemporary game composers including Noone herself. Key soundtracks featured include Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed, Halo and World of Warcraft. Soloists for this performance are Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo) and Christine Nonbo Andersen (soprano). Recorded at the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018.
The Morricone Duel
Tuesday, June 16 | 21:00
This exclusive live concert production presents a unique selection of movie classics - from Sergio Leone’s iconic Spaghetti Westerns to modern mafia masterpieces by Francis Ford Coppola and the cult movies of Tarantino. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir are conducted by Sarah Hicks in this premiere performance of authentic soundtracks by composer legends Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Sonny Bono, and Bernard Herrmann. Soloists for this performance are Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo), Christine Nonbo Andersen (soprano), Hans Ulrik (saxophone) and Mads Kjølby (guitars). Recorded at the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018.
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Tuesday, June 23 | 21:00
Conductor Mariss Jansons, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition” were predestined to come together. The lavish colors of Ravel's orchestration of the Russian work, the breathtaking inventiveness of the wildly different movements that are all interconnected through a recurring “Promenade” – few conductors are as adept as Jansons to savor all the richness and colorfulness of the paintings and sketches by Victor Hartmann. Today, the work is universally celebrated in its dazzling orchestral transcription by Maurice Ravel. It was the great conductor Serge Koussevitzky who commissioned the orchestration by Ravel in 1922. Recorded at Herkulessaal, Munich in 2014.