Tribute to Anthony Minghella - Gabriel Yared in concert
For the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October), acclaimed composer Gabriel Yared will be honouring director Anthony Minghella, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Gabriel Yared is one of the most accomplished and influential composers of his generation. Born in Lebanon, he began composing film music in France in the 80’s, establishing his reputation with more than 70 soundtracks for the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Jacques Annaud. Yared is best known for his longstanding collaboration with British director Anthony Minghella. Over the years, he has scored a number of Minghella projects including The English Patient, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr Ripley and Breaking and Entering.
The film music concert at the Ghent Conservatory on 15 October will pay tribute to musical soulmates Yared and director Minghella, who passed away earlier this year at the tender age of 54. The concert will also feature favourites from The Moon in the Gutter and Betty Blue by Jean-Jacques Beineix and The Lover and Wings of Courage by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
The music will be performed by a chamber orchestra and soprano solo, and not by a symphony orchestra. A deliberate decision by Yared to preserve the intimacy of the concert and his music. The concert is a co-production between the Ghent Film Festival and University College Ghent, a new festival sponsor as of this year. As part of this new partnership, the festival has arranged for Gabriel Yared to give a film music seminar to Conservatory students later this year.
Tickets Gabriel Yared in concert: € 27 available from Fnac - www.fnac.be - 0900 00 600 (€0.45/min). To order tickets from abroad: Teleticket