Tracing the history of cinema through the history of music in cinema: this is the idea that La Toscanini Next, conducted by Roger Catino, takes to the stage on Wednesday 29 July in piazza della Molinella in Faenza (9.30 pm), with the concert entlited “Da Cinecittà a Hollywood”.
A unique opportunity to retrace some of the most famous songs in the history of cinema, with music by Goblin, Nino Rota, but also by John Williams and Europe, and with a special mention for the great Luis Bacalov, a dear friend of the festival.
Starting from Cinecittà, Toscanini Next has chosen an unusual piece in the history of Italian cinema, that Profondo Rosso by Goblin which was the unmistakable theme of the homonym Dario Argento’s film. And from Goblin we will pass to the great Nino Rota, one of the most prolific Italian composers in the history of cinema with a sophisticated and unique style; of which La Toscanini Next will interpret some of the most famous songs, such as Canzone arrabbiata, La strada, La dolce vita, Le notti di Cabiria, Il padrino, Amarcord e Otto e ½. Da Cinecittà a Hollywood, says the title: and to complete the passage that goes from Rome to the US West Coast, there is no better ferryman than Luis Bacalov, a musical genius who has worked on both shores, entering the history of international music (and cinema). For the occasion, his soundtrack for Il postino, Troisi’s latest film, will be interpreted.
And through Bacalov we will arrive at the most canonical Hollywood, the spectacular one: from John Williams with his work for Indiana Jones to the Europe with Final Countdown and finally with Bill Conti, author of Rocky music. In addition, to conclude with a crescendo, another reinterpretation is planned: the result of the talent of Roger Catino, conductor of La Toscanini Next: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in rock key.
La Toscanini Next is an innovative project of La Toscanini born in collaboration and with the support of the cultural network of the Emilia Romagna region: it is an orchestra made up of 51 musicians under 35, in which classical sounds are combined with symphonic pop, cinema, the magic of music for images, to the dramaturgical functions of sound. Its purpose is to bring music to squares, theatres, places of culture to enter the connective tissue of the territory and get closer to the public.