WHAT IS THE FSO?

The Film Symphony Orchestra is a ground-breaking artistic project which was founded to address a gap in the musical and cultural industry in Spain. We are an elite, professional symphony orchestra made up of more than 70 musicians, exclusively dedicated to music for cinema and related art forms. Led by the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Constantino Martínez Orts, the FSO performs a rich program of film music concerts, sometimes accompanied by visual projections. We also offer composers the chance to record their own soundtracks.

With cinema always at its core, and with a consistent preoccupation for quality, Film symphony Orchestra launches a singular, innovative initiative which aims to bring symphonic music to a wide audience, uniting culture, art and spectacle under the umbrella of one unique experience.

THE ORCHESTRA

The Film Symphony Orchestra’s in-house musicians possess a range of instrumentation and style that allows them to respond to a variety of programs. The orchestra is made up of 80 professional musicians who have been selected for their musicality and technical prowess. All 80 share the core performance values of the Film Symphony Orchestra: commitment, professionalism and integrity.

Would you like to work with us? The FSO is continually seeking new collaborations with top-tier musicians. If you believe you meet our high standards and if you are fully dedicated to your art, please get in touch with us by sending a CV to rhumanos@filmsymphony.es. We would be delighted to consider you for our future projects.

BOOKINGS

FSO CONDUCTOR

CONSTANTINO MARTÍNEZ-ORTS, CONDUCTOR
Maestro Martínez-Orts, a leading composer and conductor in the world of film music, is an intelligent and creative musician, unique for the passion and enthusiasm his performances convey. This is evidenced by the standing ovations he frequently receives as a conductor. His energy, emotion, precision and professionalism are a cornerstone of every FSO performance.
Seeing him perform live is the show of a lifetime!

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

MUCH MORE THAN MUSIC
Film Symphony Orchestra is culture and passion. It is spectacle and entertainment. But above all, it is a singular experience. It is imagination and dreaming. Past, present and future. This is art. This is music.

MUSIC & CINEMA
Via the magic of the great cinema composers, Film Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to bring symphonic music to targeted, new audiences who might otherwise never discover its magic.

  • Bandas sonoras de John Williams en directo.

    OUR JOURNEY

    FSO’S OPENING TOUR SUCCESS – THE JOHN WILLIAMS SPECIAL OF 2012

    The Film Symphony Orchestra celebrated its first national tour in February 2012 with a double repertoire of soundtracks from composer John Williams, 5-time Oscar winner and, at that time, 45-ttime nominee. Throughout the month of March, the FSO performed 18 concerts across Spain’s most revered concert halls and venues. With unprecedented media coverage, a total of 35,000 spectators attended this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.

  • Vive en directo las bandas sonoras de tus películas favoritas con la FSO

    OUR JOURNEY

    SECOND NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2013

    In 2013, the FSO began a new tradition in music in Spain: an annual tour of symphonic performances of the best music in film. Thus, was born the FSO TOURS program which, to this day, transverses the Spanish peninsula, bringing unforgettable shows to every corner of the country. In 2013, five concerts and a wide range of film music hits brought thousands of spectators to their feet.

  • La mejor música de películas con Film Symphony Orchestra

    OUR JOURNEY

    THIRD NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2014

    2014 was the year in which the FSO continued to break the mould with its offering of cinematographic music in Spain, with a huge concert for 10,000 spectators at Madrid’s revered Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, as well as 10 further concerts in major Spanish cities. This was also the monumental year in which acclaimed actor Harrison Ford directed our orchestra live on the Spanish television programme El Hormiguero, and the year in which we raised Madrid’s sleepy subway passengers from their seats with our now famous flash mob. 2014 was yet another year in which we brought film music to the people.

  • Disfruta de las mejores bandas sonoras con Film symphony Orchestra

    OUR JOURNEY

    FOURTH NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2015

    2015 saw the first program of Oscar theme tunes from films like The Matrix, The Avengers, Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything being played across 20 cities in Spain by the Film Symphony Orchestra, following an unforgettable debut concert at Madrid’s Plaza de Toros de las Ventas.

  • Disfruta de Regreso al futuro con su banda sonora en vivo.

    OUR JOURNEY

    BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT

    In 2015, the FSO brought the world premiere of Back to the Future in Concert to Spain. Film Symphony Orchestra performed the original soundtrack as the cult classical was played to the audience. This was one of the first instances of live soundtrack performance in Spain at the time.

  • Música de películas en concierto.

    OUR JOURNEY

    FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2016

    In 2016, the FSO returned with a tour of more than 25 concerts which included elite performances of theme tunes from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and The Hateful Eight (both nominated for Best Soundtrack at the 2016 Academy Awards), as well as classics from films such as Conan The Barbarian, Cinema Paradiso, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Silverado and Psycho.

  • Frozen, la película con orquesta, coro y solistas en vivo

    OUR JOURNEY

    FROZEN IN CONCERT

    In November 2016, the FSO was honoured to perform the music from Disney’s Frozen live at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid and Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona for an audience made of up of our youngest music lovers.

  • Las mejores bandas sonoras en concierto.

    OUR JOURNEY

    SIXTH NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2017

    2017 was a big year for the FSO. In February, we had the great privilege of accompanying actor Dani Rovira as he presented the 31st Annual Goya Film Awards, with music especially composed for the occasion by our conductor, Constantino Martínez-Orts. Additionally, in autumn of the same year, we completed a tour of more than thirty venues in Spain. We are delighted to say that the ‘SOLD OUT’ sign was hung up outside most of those venues.

  • La banda sonora de Star Wars en concierto.

    OUR JOURNEY

    THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS

    In spring of 2017, the FSO gave an exclusive tour of concerts celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie, Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The entire program of music was given over to the various Star Wars soundtracks created by the Oscar winning John Williams. A series of concerts that was truly out of this world!

  • John Williams. Bandas sonoras tour 2018.

    OUR JOURNEY

    SEVENTH NATIONAL TOUR - FSO TOUR 2018/19

    The FSO TOUR 2018/2019 is laden with surprises and is our most ambitious to date. The tour kicks off in September 2018 and goes on until May 2019. We are back to pay tribute to the greatest film composer of all time: John Williams, 5-time Oscar winner, 51-time nominee. Over 2 hours of spell-binding music from more than 30 films. In more than 30 cities. This will certainly be an unforgettable tour.