Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi is regarded as one of the world’s greatest anime film composers, known for his work with Studio Ghibli. In contrast, German film score composer Hans Zimmer
Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi is regarded as one of the world’s greatest anime film composers, known for his work with Studio Ghibli. In contrast, German film score composer Hans Zimmer is known for creating the music for films like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, and 12 Years a Slave. His simplistic themes are known to evoke our most basic human emotions. French composer Georges Hüe is not as widely recognized as his other French contemporaries, but his works garnered the admiration of several famous colleagues, including Debussy and Fauré. His Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra features our 2022 Concerto Competition winner, Elizabeth Hebing. Johann Sebastian Bach is arguably one of the most famous composers in history. His iconic Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is rumored to have been something he improvised, and centuries later gained notoriety as a featured work in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia. Our program concludes with Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. Written in 1875, the work has been featured in films like Rat Race, Inspector Gadget, and numerous holiday trailers. This classic, playful tune invokes feelings whimsy and rather dark, unseen things that may or may not be desired.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
Windmill Library Performing Arts Center
7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113