journey to the land of heroes

Constantino Martinez-Orts raises his baton and locates the first pick-up beat, before addressing his musicians, he offers a commentary. The director of a “film symphony orchestra”, which interprets film scores exclusively, explains the central themes of a work, how its soundtrack encourages him and his orchestra to transport the audience to the same scene. What measures will be taken in which the film appears. music. Though his comments vary depending on the numbers he picks for his new show Krypton, which features 20 pieces from 20 different movies, he always concludes with the same words: “Here we go.”

And he means it. When the lights go down in the FSO’s performance, which is more spectacle than performance, the audience, whether prepared or not, travels through climactic scenes from the epic films of the last half-century, both historical and fictional. let start. From the main theme to “Danny Elfman from Batman” (1989), which conveys the courage of the world’s greatest detective but the pain of the man behind the mask, from “Braveheart” to James Horner’s “For the Love of a Princess” (1995) Marking the heartwarming farewell between Sir William Wallace and Princess Elizabeth, the Orts and their orchestra made the audience feel as if they were next to the Bat, racing across the rooftops of Gotham or riding the Knight’s Dark Horse. Beside stood a Scottish meadow.

So how is this feeling achieved? Creativity and attention to detail. Selections from the Kryptonian musical repertoire, which the FSO will perform at 60 concerts in over 30 different cities, are aimed at reaching people of all ages. Numbers from Iron Man (2013) and Spider-Man (2002) encourage children to appreciate their idols’ bravery, while suites from The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and The Mask of Zorro (1998) encourage mothers-to-be. allowing the father to travel back in time. , Until he saw these movies for the first time. However, it’s the creative way in which FSO approaches the scores that make them as compelling as they are. The invocation of a funky saxophone solo in The Incredibles Suite (2004), the choreography of the string section during The Lawrence of Arabia Overture (1963), and the chanting in harmony while playing a number from Black Panther (2018) are just a few examples. ,

If you think about it a bit, Orts’s idea is brilliant. The mastermind behind the FSO transforms a tiresome orchestral concert into a moving, dynamic and engaging show. The audience hums, the hours pass, and before you know it, it’s 8:30 p.m. They become at 11:30 pm. Plus, an FSO concert is an opportunity to enjoy the Orts by sharing something you’re passionate about. World-class conductors and more widely their orchestras use Krypton to pay tribute to humanity and the goodness of human beings, who can be invisible heroes on a day-to-day basis, helping and bringing smiles to others.

So after two spectacular acts that caused a lot of sensation, Orts gave his final remarks. And before saying his motto for the last time, he added: “I hope you feel like saving the world now.” Because if we’re not saving the world, what are we doing?

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