Starry Line Up Announced for HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA

By: Sep. 10, 2017
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For the 10th Anniversary of Hollywood in Vienna, the annual gala of film music, the creator and producer Sandra Tomek spared no efforts and will present an extraordinary event with uniquely different artists. The highlight of the jubilee week will be the Red Carpet Gala in the Vienna Concert Hall (Wiener Konzertaus) and the presentation of the "Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award" to Danny Elfman by the City of Vienna.

"Vienna is the city of music - classical, contemporary and increasingly also the city of film music," says council member Renate Brauner. "Film and music evoke emotions, they inspire to travel and therefore play an essential role in destination marketing. The festival Hollywood in Vienna increasingly positions Vienna as the meeting point of the international movie industry and puts the city on a global stage now for the 10th time. One hundred thousand music fans around the world who watch the concert gala on TV, will look toward Vienna and might even start planning their next trip to the "world music capital."

ORF (Austrian Public Television) will broadcast the gala for the fifth time to over 30 countries.

The festivities begin on September 25, 2017, with the opening concert "Janoskas go Hollywood" in the Vienna Concert Hall. The Janoska Ensemble will perform the works of Viennese film music pioneers such as Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind", "Casablanca") and continue with their prominent successors such as Lalo Schifrin, ("Mission Impossible"), Ennio Morricone ("Once Upon a Time In The West"), John Williams ("Schindler's List", "Star Wars") and Justin Hurwitz ("La La Land").

Another highlight of Hollywood in Vienna will be FIMU (Film Music Symposium Vienna) with 4-time Oscar and 11-time Grammy nominee Danny Elfman, conductor John Mauceri (Founder of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and winner of a Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Emmy, ECHO Classic, Billboard Award and the Deutscher Schallplatten Preis), Lebo M ("The Lion King" composer, music producer), Doreen Ringer Ross (Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations BMI),James Shearman (Soundtrack conductor & Orchestrator "Harry Potter", "Beauty and the Beast", "Bridget Jones Diary", et al.), Aleksey Ingudesman (Violinist, Music and movie producer) and Melinda Newman (West Coast Editor, Billboard Magazine). Participants will receive Insider tips and get insights into the composing and soundtrack recording process. For more information:

Festivities will continue the night of September 26th at the Synchron Stage Vienna with guests from the world of music, entertainment and The City of Vienna. The famous Studio Rosenhügel is frequently booked by Hollywood studios for recordings of film music, video game music, all the way to virtual reality projects. The heads of the studio will provide a look behind the scenes of recordings of movies and TV series such as "Ghost In The Shell", "Lego Batman Movie", and "The Crown".

September 29th, 2017 is the anticipated and sold-out Red Carpet Event, the 10th Annual Hollywood in Vienna Gala. Once again many celebrities are expected to attend. Star guest of the night will be Oscar nominated and Grammy winner Danny Elfman ("Edward Scissorhands's", "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory", "Men in Black", "Batman" (Grammy win), "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives").

Many outstanding interpretations will be performed in this year's gala. It will include performances by Eurovision Song Contest Finalist Nathan Trent and Lebo M (original voice of The Lion King), the West End Star Louise Dearman, the musical star Ethan Freeman, singer Sohini Alam and the star violinist Sandy Cameron. Danny Elfman will sing "What´s This?" from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and the 10-year old child prodigy Emil Weller will play "Finding Neverland" on the piano.

The exceptional talents are supported by the St. Florianer Boy Choirs Florian Winkelmaier and Manuel Haumer. Guest-conductor of the ORF Radio-Symphony Orchestra Vienna is John Mauceri, who returns to the stage of the Vienna Concert Hall after nine years. Movie-expert and Hollywood-Insider Steven Gätjen will be the host of the night.

The décor for the anniversary gala is undertaken by Juergen C. Hoerl, the jewelry is provided by GARBO Jewels and the Hollywood Glam is granted by MAC Cosmetics and Sturmayr Coiffeure.

More than 50 media representatives from national and international media outlets have been following Hollywood in Vienna and played a significant role in establishing Vienna as the film and film music capital. Instigator and organizer Sandra Tomek happily mentions: "I am thrilled to see that all of our hard work to bring the Sound of Hollywood to Vienna again has been worthwhile. 10 years ago, I was told that film music in Vienna would not work - and just now there is a 150 million dollar blockbusters soundtrack in the works at the former Rosenhügel-Studios in Hietzing and the year before Dan Brown's "Inferno" soundtrack was recorded at the Vienna Synchron Stage."

The legendary Hotel Imperial, once again, contributes to an unforgettable stay for the guests in Vienna. The Palais-Hotel has been attracting actors, popstars and composers with its gorgeous rooms and suites, since 1873, due to its conviviality, excellent service and state-of-the-art comfort.

Hollywood in Vienna
September 28 - 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus
3, Lothringerstrasse 20

Janoskas Go Hollywood
September 25, 2017, 8:00 pm


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