Sun 04 Feb 2024 - 19:30



Practical Info

Venue: Rockhal Main Hall
Promoter: Star Entertainment GmbH

Doors: 18:30
Spectacle: 19:30


No other composer has influenced the film world in the past two decades as much as the Oscar, Globe and Emmy winner Hans Zimmer with his staggering compositions for films such as Top Gun, Dune, James Bond, The Lion King, Pirates of the Carribean, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception and Interstellar. The visitors may expect a magnificant musical evening with a film music orchestra, choir, soloists, a lightshow and selected film excerpts. Hans Zimmer became famous with his score for „Rain Man“ and since then has helped to leverage numerous Hollywood mega-hits to success and dramatic-emotional impact. For the film score for Christopher Nolan’s „Dunkirk“ Hans Zimmer received his eleventh Oscar nomination in 2018. The audience will also learn about interesting background stories, such as how Hans Zimmer completely altered the beginning of „Gladiator“ with Ridley Scott and smuggled a message against apartheid in the song text for „Lion King“ in the native language and told the big Disney corporation that it was about butterflies. Hans Zimmer often named Ennio Morricone as his idol and role-model, whose repertoire will be feautured with excerpts from „The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“ and „Once Upon a Time in America“. Zimmer followed Morricones example of composing the film music before instead of after filming and shaped the entire work. For example he changed the beginning of Ridley Scott’s „Gladiator“, subsequently the world-famous director moved into the studio of Hans Zimmer, who is an artist with a social conscience and who also composed a song for the victims of the Batman cinema shooting in Aurora, as well as music against climate change – all of which will be heard in the program. „The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic“ will be performed by an international film orchestra and choir, and star soloists who will perform Gladiator and Ennio Morricone’s „Ecstasy of Gold“ as well as excerpts from The Lion King, Zimmers most recent boxoffice-smash-hit – in an impressive show with light installations, laser projections and selected film clips. „The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic“ is an unforgettable audiovisual event for all age groups, film enthusiasts, music lovers and families.