From the botanic gardens to the town hall, Candlelight is keeping the glow alive in Geelong with another enchanting candlelit concert in another emblematic city setting. Past concerts have paid tribute to Mozart and Vivaldi as well as to the wonder and magic of famous film scores created by John Williams. This time around it’s time for the music of Hans Zimmer to take centre stage as well as music from a few other greats of the movie world.
This September, you will once again get to relive phenomenal scenes from some of your favourite movies. They include Harry Potter, The Godfather, The Lion King and The Lord of the Rings among many others. There’ll also be renditions of the music from the frantic cornfield chase in Interstellar, Zooster’s Breakout from Madagascar and medleys from Star Wars and The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Music, according to Hans Zimmer, is 50% of a movie. It gives films a sense of rhythm—a flow—and scenes from our favourite films have been amplified by music and the fantastic, the surreal and the wonder elevated to extremes. It pulls us in and has us feeling all the feels: the highs become more ecstatic, the lows more emotional and the drama becomes all too much. See the full program here.
“A good score should have a point of view all of its own. It should transcend all that has gone before, stand on its own two feet and still serve the movie. A great soundtrack is all about communicating with the audience, but we all try to bring something extra to the movie that is not entirely evident on screen.” – Hans Zimmer
These treasured soundtracks among others will be performed by Invictus Quartet—a Melbourne-based string quartet who were chosen to perform at the International Mozart Competition in Austria and also regularly collaborate with songwriters, film directors and contemporary artists.
There are two performances on the night at 6:30pm and 8:30pm on September 24 at the Geelong West Town Hall, a significant historical building for the city which was renovated and restored to its original 1925 plans. It won’t be long before the light of hundreds of candles will be dancing on its walls for what’s bound be to another sensational night of film music.