Gioele Muglialdo, at the head of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, will perform, on 10th November 2017, a programme dedicated to some of the best sound tracks of the film industry, veritable gems of Greek and Italian film music by Manos Hadjidakis, Nino Rota, and Ennio Morricone.
In 2006, Nikos Kypourgos composed a homage to Manos Hadjidakis, entitled ‘Sweet Suite’, based on themes by the great composer’s music for nine of the almost total seventy-five films that constitute his film music oeuvre. The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra recorded the ‘Sweet Suite’ along with another work by Kypourgos, the ‘Film Suite No.1’, in an interesting CD released by EMI Classics. The program of the concert continues with film music by two great Italian composers, Nino Rota and Enio Moricone, whose music sealed classical cinema masterpieces, such as The Godfather, La dolce vita, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables etc.
November 10th, 2017 | 9:00 pm
Thessaloniki Concert Hall | Thessaloniki, Greece
Film music by Greek and Italian composers
Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra
Gioele Muglialdo, conductor
In cooperation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Nikos Kypourgos: Sweet Suite (based on themes by Manos Hadjidakis)
Greece, Land of Dreams / Blue / The 300 Spartans / Lost Dreams / Sweet Μovie / Free Diving / Never on Sunday / Honeymoon / America America
Nino Rota: Amarcord (suite) / La Strada (suite) / La dolce vita (suite) / The Nights of Cabiria (suite) / The Godfather (suite)
Ennio Morricone: Once upon a Time in America (suite) / Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (suite) / The Untouchables
It was 1960 that brought Manos Hadjidakis international success, as his song “Never on Sunday” (“Τα παιδιά του Πειραιά”), from Jules Dassin’s film Never on Sunday (Ποτέ την Κυριακή), won him an Academy Award and became a worldwide hit.