35th Anniversary of Varèse Sarabande - concert
Special guest - Sara Andon
35th Anniversary of Varèse Sarabande
at TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL POZNAN 2013
This year, Varèse Sarabande, one of the biggest record labels specializing in film music, celebrates 35 years of its existence. On this occasion, all around the world, concerts and meetings take place to celebrate this event. One of its highlights will be a concert that will take place on August 4th in Poznan, at TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL POZNAN. Robert Townson, the producer responsible for the worldwide success of Varèse Sarabande will be the guest of honor, and concert flutist, Sara Andon, will be the star of the event.
The concert, which will take place on August 4th in Poznan, offers a unique opportunity to the fans of film music to hear live the greatest hits from the repertoire of Varèse Sarabande. The concert premiered this year, on May 11th in San Pedro. It was attended by the most prominent creators of film music, including Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Powell and John Debney. The repertoire included symphonic suites from such films as "Driving Miss Daisy," "The Matrix," "Shrek" and "How to Train Your Dragon.”
Varèse Sarabande was founded in 1978, and it was the first label that worked almost exclusively on film music. Currently, its directory includes over 1500 soundtracks, and every year the label releases another 60 to 70 titles. On top of the absolute novelty, it also presents restored recordings of the greatest classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood, prepared by the great George Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Elmer Bernstein.
Currently, Robert Townson who joined the label in 1986 is the most important figure at Varèse Sarabande. Since that time, he produced more than 1,200 soundtracks and has become one of the most influential personalities in the world of film music, and a friend of the greatest composers. His work, not only focuses on the blockbusters of contemporary cinema, but from the very beginning of his career he has considered restoring and releasing priceless musical treasures of the Golden Age of Hollywood to be his priority.
Robert Townson will host the Sunday concert on August 4th, at the Auditorium of AMU. From the stage, he will tell the audience the remarkable story of Varèse Sarabande and share the insides on working with the greatest composers. A concert flutist, Sara Andon, will also be the special guest; she has been known for her participation in the recording of multiple audio tracks ("Wolverine," "Die Hard 5").