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Proms: Cinematic Soundtracks

Proms15 Sep '23(Past)

The power of a film often lies in the music, which gives the images an enchanting depth.


The power of a film often lies in the music, giving images an enchanting depth. Hitchcock's thrillers only really became blood-curdling through the soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann. Star Wars was given an epic shine through the music of John Williams. Another Dawn is remembered for the brilliant score Korngold wrote for it – only to transform it into an Oscar-worthy violin concerto.


Hollywood: If there's one place on Earth where they truly understand the magic of music, it has to be there. Cinematic Soundtracks brings that enchantment to the concert hall. A festive evening in Proms style – including a red carpet, a welcome drink upon arrival, and an afterparty with a fun band – featuring the Rotterdam Philharmonic in full force as the ultimate cinema orchestra.

Starring three of the greatest film composers of all time. Bernard Herrmann was the musical genius behind Hitchcock's thrillers. Star Wars gained an epic glow through John Williams' soundtrack. And Another Dawn is mainly remembered for Korngold's brilliant score – which he adapted into an Oscar-worthy violin concerto, performed tonight by world-renowned star Simone Lamsma.

Programme & performers

Hermann Vertigo: suite
Korngold Violin Concerto
Williams Star Wars: suite

ConductorTarmo Peltokoski
ViolinSimone Lamsma
I'm a Star Wars fan, I think it would be fantastic to hear that music played by the orchestra.
Helma WagemakersEmployee Education

All play dates of Proms: Cinematic Soundtracks

Friday 15 Sep 20238:30 PM
Rotterdamde Doelen (Grand Hall)

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