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Craig Armstrong - Flanders International Film Festival

During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent award-winning composer and musician Craig Armstrong will perform a unique film concert at the Flemish Opera house.

For the first time ever the music Armstrong composed for Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Ray and the new Oliver Stone film World Trade Center will be played by a symphonic orchestra assisted by a choir and Armstrong himself.

Only five years ago Craig Armstrong was honoured by the World Soundtrack Academy as the first Discovery of the Year. In the meantime Craig’s work in film has resulted in numerous awards. Most recently he received a Grammy for Taylor Hackford’s biopic Ray. For Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet he won a Bafta and for Moulin Rouge of the same director he was awarded a prestigious Golden Globe, a Bafta and an American Film Institute Award.

The music Craig composed for those films will be played live at the film concert the Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent is organising on October 19th at the Flemish Opera house in Ghent. The set list contains music from Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, Cruel Intentions, Ray, The Bone Collector and The Quiet American.

Moreover, the music of Oliver Stone’s much-awaited film World Trade Centre will be performed live, a world première. A unique opportunity to feel the atmosphere of the new Stone film. As director Baz Luhrman (Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge) puts it: “Craig’s original compositions evoke story and are like soundtracks to films not yet made.”

Craig Armstrong, the concert: Thursday Oct 19th, 8pm at the Flemish Opera House in Ghent.

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