I went to a concert called The Masterpiece last night at Sala Palatului here in Bucharest. It was a show of (film) music, lights, and ballet imagined by conductor and producer Ciprian Costin.
I had heard about the show on Radio Romania Cultural, where I learned that Ciprian Costin has a background not only in music (he studied at the Conservatory in Iasi and graduated with a degree in film music from Berklee College of Music), but also IT.
Ciprian Costin has won many international prizes as a composer and pianist. Last night he conducted the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
What he proposed for The Masterpiece was an epic journey through history and cultures, starting with the beginning of time with Tree of Life, taking us to the Roman Empire with the Gladiator, far away to Japan with Memoirs of a Geisha, and to various dreamlands made possible by the nature of film soundtracks chosen -- expansive, mood-enhancing and uplifting. I loved the varied selection and the way the pieces mixed electronic music with traditional symphonic music.