By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, December 8th, the ‘Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica’ (Petrobras Symphony Orchestra) will be returning to Rio with a tribute to the cinematic soundtracks of American director Tim Burton. The concert will take place at the ‘Cidade das Artes’ (City of Arts) in Barra da Tijuca.
Following their successful series of concerts in tribute to Pink Floyd, the orchestra are now set to play some of the most well-known scores from the magical world of Tim Burton. In a meeting of cinema and classical music, they will be performing pieces from such films as ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Corpse Bride,’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands.’
In a similar vein to Johann Sebastian Rio, who have recently presented their orchestral interpretation of the works of Amy Winehouse, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra are on a cultural mission to bring classical music to new audiences.
Currently celebrating 46 years in existence, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra has established itself as one of the best orchestras in the country. Created by the conductor Armando Prazeres, the orchestra numbers around eighty musicians who are conducted by the artistic director and principal conductor of the group, Isaac Karabtchevsky, who is also among the most respected conductors in the world.