Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar-nominee Alexandre Desplat, Mark Streitenfeld and renowned Japanese composer Shingeru Umebayashi will perform at this year’s Ghent Film Festival.
Hamlisch, a three-time Oscar winner, will be guest of honour at the Belgian festival and will also receive the Lifetime Achievement prize at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the festival.
During the concert, which will take place on October 17, he will perform music from some of his most famous scores including The Way We Were, A Chorus Line and Sophie’s Choice.
French composer Desplat, a two-time Oscar nominee, will perform along with the Traffic Quintet and will pay tribute to some of cinema’s greatest actresses. Desplat has adapted pieces by composers including Bernard Herrman, Jerry Goldsmith and Gabriel Yared for the concert, entitled Divine Féminin. In addition, Desplat will also present a concert of music from his own films including The Girl With The Pearl Earring and The Queen.
In line with this year’s focus on Asia, Umebayashi will present a special concert and will also take part on the festival’s annual Q&A and film music seminar. Meanwhile, Streitenfeld will appear at the World Soundtrack Awards to perform music from American Gangster and Body of Lies.
The 36th Ghent Film Festival runs from October 6 – 17.