Composer Elliot Goldenthal will be celebrated in concert at the Film Music Festival in Krakow on Saturday, May 26 at the Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal Poland in Krakow. The concert will be performed by the Polish Orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia accompanied by Pro Musica Mundi Choir and the boys’ choir Pueri Contores Sancti Nicolai and conducted by composer Diego Navarro. The first part of the concert program – Alien – The Biomechanical Symphony – will be devoted to music from all four Alien films in the sci-fi saga and will feature suites from Goldenthal’s music for Alien 3, as well as from Jerry Goldsmith’s Alien, James Horner’s Aliens and John Frizzell’s Alien: Resurrection scores. The second part of the program – Elliot Goldenthal’s Cinema of Art & Blood – will feature music from some of Goldenthal’s collaborations with director Julie Taymor including Frida (for which the composer received his first Academy Award) and Titus in addition to his music from Neil Jordan’s Interview with a Vampire and Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever. Movie clips will be featured with live music during the performance.

The festival will also host a birthday gala for Polish composer Wojciech Kilar with the participation of directors, actors and other personalities from the film industry who collaborated with Wojciech Kilar throughout his career. The scores to be played in concert include Dracula, The Ninth Gate, The Portrait of a Lady, Pan Tadeusz, Trędowata (The Leper), The Pianist and Ziemia obiecana (The Promised Land). Kilar will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 17. In addition, the film music festival will also hold the world premiere of the live-to-picture performance of the of the score for the 2006 drama Perfume: The Story of a Murderer  composed by Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek. The music will be played live by a ninety-person symphony orchestra and a nearly hundred-person mixed choir. To find out more about the Krakow Film Festival, which takes place from May 24-26, visit the official website.