March 27, 2007 – The Soncinemad Organizing Committee announced the apical event of Soncinemad 2007; world-famous American composer ALAN SILVESTRI will conduct his own film music under a special symphonic concert which will crown the 2nd Soncinemad film music festival of Madrid, Spain, June the 29th to July the 1st, 2007.
Silvestri will head a world-exclusive symphonic concert for full orchestra and choir with the repertoire covering a large part of his best, most beloved and memorable works to date. He is currently putting together the program for the concert, an evidently difficult task while the composer’s long-time career covers vast grounds and there is an amazing variety of impressive scores to choose from for the concert. Silvestri ’s most known credits under his filmography include Forrest Gump, the Back to the Future trilogy, Cast Away, Contact, Predator, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Abyss and Identity.
Soncinemad 2007’s events will begin with a very special film music concert tribute to all the guests and with the orchestra performing suites from the Soncinemad 2007 panelists’ best works introduced and led by Christopher Young, Honorary President of Soncinemad, who will also present some of his music as part of an Extraordinary concert the 29th June.
The first installment of the Soncinemad festival last year in Madrid was led by two warmly-embraced and celebrated symphonic concerts which featured Harry Gregson-Williams and Trevor Jones respectively, the later also released as a highly successful double CD commercial release. The whole of Soncinemad’s events also included seminars and conferences with media coverage, guests, speakers and panelists, including Hans Zimmer , Christopher Young and Dario Marianelli . Over 4,000 fans, composers and film music professionals attended the festival and embraced our efforts with particular warmth and support.