WE CAN BE HEROES

Twice before it has been a public success. Now it’s time for another, signed by the Linköping University Symphony Orchestra. The theme: music from the world of cinema and gaming. In Linköping on 3 March, we will be saved from evil by heroes and heroines.

Photo credit BrendanHunter

WE CAN BE HEROES celebrates heroes and heroines from the silver screen in a superhuman show by Underscore Productions, featuring the Linköping University Symphony Orchestra, the Linköping Symphony Orchestra and 80 singers from LiU’s student choirs.

“In its entirety, as a concert with a hero theme, it will be as full-on as you could expect”, says Merete Ellegaard, artistic director for the Linköping University Symphony Orchestra, vice director musices at Linköping University and the conductor of the concert, which takes place at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping on Sunday, 3 March at 6 pm. 

Batman companion Robin, actor Burt Ward 1960Robin, Batman´s sidekick, played by Burt Ward 1960The audience is probably very familiar with the fantasy world. The programme includes music associated with Batman, the Avengers, Wonder Woman, the Hunger Games and Terminator 2 – to give a few examples. And of course, the concert will be rounded off with Hans Zimmerman’s iconic score from Gladiator.

“I actually believe this is the first time ever that the Linköping University Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert together with the Linköping Symphony Orchestra. And I hope it won’t be the last. The sound is fantastic with such a large orchestra, with two combined orchestras”, says Merete Ellegaard.

WE CAN BE HEROES is the third collaboration between Music at LiU and Underscore Productions. The two previous concerts, Score and Far and away, were hugely popular.

Consert posterThe concert on 3 March will be a continuation of sorts. It premiered last autumn at the Berwald Hall in Stockholm, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sabina Zweiacker, a soprano from Malmö, as soloist. The four concerts held there were sold out.
Sabine Zweiacker will be soloist at the Linköping concert as well. Her performance of the song The Dragonborn Comes has been massively successful on YouTube, with more than 15 million views.

The audience will be guided through the concert by TV and radio host, film critic and writer Orvar Säfström.

Listen to Sabina Zweiacker in her YouTube version of The Dragonborn Comes
Linköping University Symphony Orchestra
Linköping Symphony Orchestra


Photo: Istock (Wonder Woman), Wikipedia (Robin) and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Sweden (concert poster).

 

Translation: Martin Mirko


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