Marc Shaiman and others will take part in the Movie Score Málag film music festival this week

The 7th annual Movie Score Málaga, one of the world’s most prestigious film music festivals, opens this week and welcomes special guests including seven-time Academy Award nominee and award-winning composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman. Tony, Oscar-nominated composer Harold Faltermeyer and acclaimed composers. Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson.

Directed by the director of Malaga Procultura Juan Antonio Vigar and the artistic coordinator of MOSMA David Doncel and organized by the Malaga Film Festival, the MOSMA will offer four concerts, screenings, meetings and round tables celebrating music for cinema and television. Most performances will take place in Malaga at the Cervantes Theater, with tickets available through

The event will begin on Wednesday July 6 with the screening of the documentary Ennio. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, the film chronicles the life and work of Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly) and his more than 500 visual media works.

Thursday, July 7 will feature a solo concert and performance by Marc Shaiman. The intimate evening will feature a retrospective of hits from his music on projects including Hairspray, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and Smash.

Friday the 8th will feature the first orchestral concert from the hit Netflix/Sony series Cobra Kai, the sequel to The Karate Kid film franchise. The music will be performed by the show’s composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson, accompanied by the Malaga Symphony Orchestra and the Granda Chamber Choir under the direction of Isabel Rubio.

Saturday July 9 will feature a performance of the works of Harold Faltermeyer. Projects highlighted in the performance will include Beverly Hills Cop, Tango & Cash, and the iconic Top Gun, whose sequel Top Gun: Maverick Faltermeyer recently contributed music to. Under the musical direction of the Fernando brothers, Faltermeyer’s work will be performed by the Movie Score Málaga Assembled Orchestra and conducted by Joan Martorell.

The festival will culminate on Sunday July 10 with an orchestral performance and an evening dedicated to Marc Shaiman, who will receive the festival’s 2022 MOSMA Maestro Award. The Malaga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Díez Boscovich, will perform star projects including The Addams Family, Sister Act, The American President and Mary Poppins Returns.

“We are delighted to welcome this group of world-class composers to Malaga,” said the organizers of the MOSMA festival. “From Top Gun to Hairspray to Cobra Kai, we know that Spanish audiences will be delighted by the film and television music programs we have put together.”

The festival has already featured the work of composers such as John Debney, Daniel Pemberton, Mac Quayle, Isabel Royán, Nanita Desai, Arturo Cardelús, Iván Palomares and Paloma Peñarrubia. More information about the festival can be found on its website:

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