The Giants of Film Music Vol. 2
2023 Season Special Concerts Film

The Giants of Film Music Vol. 2

Municipal House, Smetana Hall


Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Mercurio, conductor


Danny Elfman
Big Fish (2003)
Batman (1989)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Lalo Schifrin
Mission: Impossible Theme
Dirty Harry (1971)

James Horner 
Troy (2004)
Titanic (1997)

John Barry
James Bond Theme
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Out of Africa (1985)

Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Jerry Goldsmith
The Edge (1997)

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story (1961)

Following on from the success of The Giants of Film Music concert, we have created a second series of timeless melodies from the big screen. This time we have handpicked melodies composed by legends including Danny Elfman, Lalo Schifrin, James Horner, John Barry, Howard Shore, Jerry Goldsmith and Leonard Bernstein. These are indisputable composing legends who have proved that film music is not merely a musical genre, created as accompaniment for a film. Through their work they have shown that film music, due to its enormous scope, is a world-renowned artistic gem in its own right.

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has performed a plethora of interpretations of film music and soundtracks from the history of cinema in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. That is why we delight in continuing to feature melodies from the silver screen in our programme. The concert will take place on November 15, hosted as usual in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, under the baton of the orchestra's music director Steven Mercurio.