10/25/2018 – Queen Letizia will attend the special concert held by the Symphonic Orchestra of Castile and León (OSC&L) as part of the 63rd edition of Seminci on Friday 26th October at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre. The regional symphonic orchestra and the organisers of the film festival are collaborating once again with a screening of a silent film. On this occasion, the chosen film is Safety Last! (1923), starring Harold Lloyd, which will be screened during the concert performed by the orchestra. The concert will begin at 20.00, with tickets on sale from 14 to 22 euros.
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) has organised a special concert by the Symphonic Orchestra of Castile and León in the Jesús López Cobos Symphonic Room at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre, which will be attended by Queen Letizia. During her visit, the Queen will attend the traditional screening of a classic silent film, which will be set to music by the orchestra. In this edition, the film selected is Safety Last! (1923), directed by Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, and starring Harold Lloyd.
During her visit and before the screening, Her Majesty the Queen will also meet with the members of the Governing Board of Seminci at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre to discuss the present and future of the film festival, as well as with institutions and the filmmakers attending the festival tomorrow.
The special concert will be led by Italian conductor Damian Iorio and the OSC&L will perform the new score composed for the film Safety Last! in 1989 by Carl Davis. The Symphonic Orchestra of Castile and León has already participated in previous editions of Seminci, performing concerts of the soundtracks to Metropolis (Fritz Lang); The Assassination of the Duke de Guise by André Calmettes and Charles Le Bargy; Snow White by Pablo Berger; Battleship Potemkin by Sergei M. Eisenstein; Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, and The New Babylon by Grigori Kózintsev and Leonid Trauberg.
NB.- For organisational reasons, all ticket holders for the concert must be in the Symphonic Room at the Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre before 19.30.