On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Municipal House will belong to famous film music. The Spectacular Music of Hollywood concert will feature award-winning composer John Debney, who is most associated with the Walt Disney Company. The holder of three Emmy awards in Prague will personally perform music from the film Iron Man 2 or compositions created for Disney. Together with him, other Hollywood guests of Composers Summit Prague will present their hits performed by the ČNSO. You can buy tickets in the TICKETPORTAL network.
John Debney, as the son of Disney studio producer Louis Debney, he grew up in a world of grand fairy tales and even more iconic tunes. So no one can be surprised that he too has become a key member of the Disney musical family. He wrote the music from the films Princess Diary or Jungle Bookhe composed the tunes for many attractions in Disneyland, but above all he arranged several versions of the legendary fanfare that is inherent in the Walt Disney logo, which we hear before the start of every film from this film workshop.
His masterwork lies not only in the creation of emotional and engaging compositions, but also in the ability to adapt his style to diverse genres – from animated films to horror. Among his most famous works is the music produced by the popular Marvel Studio Iron Man 2, where the actor Robert Downey Jr. shone in the main role of Tony Stark. A specific project for Debney was the music for a spectacular musical film The greatest showman. In collaboration with the lyricist duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, they created unforgettable hits such asThis is Me, Rewrite the Stars or Never Enough.
He transferred his musical talent to a whole range of films and series and was often awarded for his unique approach, he is the holder of three Emmy awards for TV series The Cape, Sea Guardians and Young Riders. It was also nominated for an Oscar for historical film Passion of Christ which was created under the direction of Mel Gibson.
The Spectacular Music of Hollywood concert is the opening concert of the international Composers Summit Prague, the third year of which takes place from April 18 to 23, 2024 and will take place under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Martin Baxa. It represents a unique opportunity for composers and orchestrators to personally perform their unique film and gaming musical works on one stage. You can look forward to melodies from Star Wars, the comedy series Ted Lasso, the video game Assassin’s Creed, the horror film Hellraiser or the Oscar-winning film The Postman and many others.