In an Italian exclusive and a first for Europe, 30 September will see An Evening with Giorgio Moroder featuring Giorgio Moroder himself, the Heritage Orchestra & the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra.
On Saturday 30 September, Giorgio Moroder – the multi-award-winning artist adored by both the music (with over 100 gold and platinum records and four Grammy Awards) and film industries (three Oscars and four Golden Globes) – will launch Big Bang, the OGR Torino inauguration party.
The revolutionary composer redefined electronic music in the 1970s and has worked with some of the leading artists in the world, including David Bowie, Donna Summer, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Janet Jackson, to cite but a few. In an Italian exclusive and a first for Europe, Moroder will arrive in Turin with his An Evening with Giorgio Moroder project, which features Giorgio Moroder, the Heritage Orchestra and the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra.
The concert – which celebrates the composer’s genius 40 years down the line from the release of I Feel Love, an iconic club culture track and one of the cornerstones of electronic music – will be taking place in Europe for the first time following its international debut at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in 2014. Joining Moroder on the stage will be a 36-piece orchestra, plus synthesisers, drums and percussion and backing singers, all of whom will come together to perform Moroder’s greatest hits, with orchestral arrangements by Chris Wheeler. The repertoire will range from disco (from From Here to Eternity to his tunes with Donna Summer) to the main themes from famous film soundtracks (Midnight Express, Scarface, Flashdance, American Gigolo, Top Gun, Neverending Story) and some of the high-profile collaborations that have defined Moroder’s career.
As well as Moroder, the Big Bang – a two-week celebration which will allow the public to explore the artistic universe that is OGR Torino free of charge – will feature an array of other artists from the Italian and international music scenes. The bill will be revealed in stages, with the accreditation system set to launch at the start of the summer.