Krakow Film Music Festival Gala: The Glamorous Show

19 May, 2019

6 pm

Moulin Rouge | Romeo & Juliet | Great Gatsby | Love Actually

Special guest: Craig Armstrong

Natalia Nykiel – vocal
Maria Sadowska – vocal
Natasza Urbańska – vocal
Igor Walaszek – vocal
Jakub Wocial – vocal
Craig Armstrong – piano (featuring)
Błażej Gawliński – percussions
Andrzej Olewiński – guitars
Marek Lipski – piano, keyboards
Piotr Lewańczyk – bass guitar, double bass, moog
Beethoven Academy Orchestra
Pro Musica Mundi Choir
Krzysztof Herdzin – conductor
Santiago Bello – dancer
Dominika Dąbkowska – dancer
Urszula Dral – dancer
Patryk Gładyś – dancer
Ewelina Kruk – dancer
Agata Łubieńska – dancer
Mateusz Muniak – dancer
Michał Paczuski – dancer
Jan Stokłosa – songs arrangements
Dave Foster – suites arrangements
Santiago Bello – directing, choreography
Patryk Gładyś – choreographer assistant
Elwira Rutkowska – costumes

Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska, Simon Greenaway – hosts

The finale of the 12th FMF takes us on a journey to a dazzling, burlesque, opulent world toying with conventions. The spectacular FMF Gala: The Glamorous Show at TAURON Arena will be filled with unexpected turns of action and mood.The concert brings together dancers, spectacular stage sets and meticulously designed special effects. Following the leading theme of the 12th FMF, Sunday evening will be dominated by cult songs and symphonic themes from blockbusters by the visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann: Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet. The popular songs are performed by young soloists and artists from music theatres. The special guest of the Gala will be the British composer Craig Armstrong, winner of a Golden Globe and author of soundtracks to all films performed during the Gala. He appears on stage to play the famous Glasgow Themefrom Love Actually and The Balcony Scene from Romeo + Juliet.

The Gala takes us into a world filled with opulence, love and drama where we will dance the tango and live through the ups-and-downs of the protagonists’ love lives. The Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Pro Musica Mundi choir are led by the Polish conductor, composer, pianist and arranger Krzysztof Herdzin, while the man behind the choreography is Santiago Bello from Tenerife. The brand-new song arrangements and the specially formed big band have been prepared by Jan Stokłosa. Soloists include myriad Polish entertainers. We’re keeping our cards close to our chest for now, but we can reveal that we will hear Natasza Urbańska and Natalia Nykiel singing songs from the repertoires of Garbage, The Cardigans, Amy Winehouse, Jack White and Beyoncé.


Running time: 2 H 30’ (incl. intermission)


tel.: +48 733 376 080

Weronika Plata