The day started very relaxed. After breakfast and some coffee we left downtown for something to drink. We ate lunch in a small cafetaria where we had a nice steak with salad and fries. It was grilled in a kitchen where a small one year old child was also spending his time. Afterwards we went to a shopping mall and closed the afternoon off by spending it at the pool.
We went for dinner where I had a medium steak hawaian style and Ad had rabbit. Afterwards it was time for the third concert of the festival and our second. It was this time in Santa Cruz itself. Like in la Laguna it was a very nice old theatre. The orchestra consisted of music students from the local university.
The evening started with music from Pascal Gaigne a Spanish composer. It was with a small orchestra which played some very nice tracks with piano and strings and the wood instrument section. After the break a track from There be dragons written by Stephen Warbeck was played with an excellent cello solo which was played very emotionally by Stephen’s friend Nick Cooper.
Next Spanish film music critics awards were handed out: to VareseSarabande for rereleasing Alex North his Spartacus score that is finally released, to Arnau Bataller for being the best Spanish composer in 2010 and to Roque Banos for best score. Ad called him the Spanish John Barry. The rest of the evening music from the Spanish winners were played. Where Banos conducted some of his own work.
Overall the performance was very good. You could see that the young musicians had a great time. And for me it is awesome to hear new film music from composer that I do not know. This concert was a good oppurtunity to talk to people in the scene. We spoke to Stephen, Patrick and Pascal and told them about SST. I met the Krakow people Agatha and Robert, and the guy from Costa communications that provide us some very good soundtracks. We also met Andreas a german film music lover who was quite interested in our site. Let us hope he becomes a member.