HEROES AND SUPERHEROES IN CONCERT
An entertaining family&kids orchestra-concert with popular film-heroes from fantasy, animation and action movies
Duration: around 60 min
Instrumentation (minimum): 2,2,2,2 – 4,3,3,1 – timp,3perc – pno/cel/synth,hp – strings
We start a trip into the world of animated films and an exploitative chicken-farm with laying hen Ginger in Chicken-Run. From there we go to the castle of Shreks hard- to-please in-laws, continue to ancient China and Kung Fu Panda and end up in a fictional viking world with Hicks and his dragon in How To Train Your Dragon.
After a detour to the Ice-Age and to the mammoth „Manni“ Manfred and sloth Sid we head to Hogwarts Castle and thus also to the genre of fantasy movies. Harry Potter‘s adventures and battles with the evil magician Lord Voldemort in seven books and eight movies are cult – and so is the music.
On an exemplary carbon-neutral flying carpet, the music takes you to the Orient, to Aladdin and his adventures to get his Princess Jasmine.
A quite different kind of superhero is Captain Jack Sparrow. In five Pirates Of The Caribbean-films, he puts up fights and faux pas on the high seas. Towards the end of our concert, we take another trip to the animal world to Madagascar, around a group of escaped zoo-animals and a zebra in mid-life crisis.
Finally, we end up in the world of Superheroes. We meet, for instance, Peter Parker in New York, better known as Spider-Man, who, using his superpowers and wearing fashionable hoodie and tight pants, is attempting a career as a superhero in comics and on screen – with success as we know. But also Batman and Captain America stop by toward the end of our journey and show.
Heroes can also be found in the orchestra and they are brought into the spotlight by the narrator of the concert. All individual groups of instruments are introduced in the music of the show. The tuba and the flutes set the tone in chicken-run, the celesta characterizes owl Hedwig in Harry Potter, the strings bring us to fly – whether on a dragon or a flying carpet. And without our triumphant brass players, a victory for the superheroes is unthinkable.