Stewart Copeland: Ben-Hur with live orchestra
Arts Festivals worked with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the famous ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien to provide consultation and the conductor for the new Stewart Copeland piece to the 1925 MGM film, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Venue: 2016: Augusta Raurica, Basel, Switzerland | 2017: Wien Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
Seven: Live In Concert with the 21 Century Orchestra
Arts Festivals designed these series of concerts from the ground up, including all arrangements and orchestrations, stage design, direction, digital track creation, all rehearsals and production management.
Venue: KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland
Russell Watson at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Arts Festivals provided a Musical Director (CEO Robert Emery) to conduct this massive concert, clicktracks by Executive Concept Developer Moritz Schneider and the Arts Symphonic orchestra to accompany this global superstar that his audience call 'The Voice'. It was also filmed live for TV and DVD, with Robert Emery being Executive Producer of the film.
Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Lovebugs & Basel Symphony Orchestra
Arts Festivals were asked by the orchestra and band to run this project from the outset, creating all music (including over 30 minutes of original composition), direction, digital track creation, all rehearsals, conducting the concerts and providing full production management.
Venue: Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland
Der Besuch Der Alten Dame - the musical
Arts Festivals Executive Concept Developer Moritz Schneider co-composed this piece, with CEO Robert Emery being the original Musical Associate setting up the project. After a successful open-air season in Switzerland, it transferred to Vienna and Tokyo!
Venue: Thunerseespiele, Thun, Switzerland.
Venue: Ronacher, Vienna, Austria.
Venue: Tour, Tokyo, Japan.
Anna Göldi - the musical
Arts Festivals Executive Concept Developer Moritz Schneider and CEO Robert Emery composed this musical, with Emery also acting as orchestrator and Musical Supervisor. Click tracks for the show were recorded in London's Angel Studios, with the 75 piece Arts Symphonic orchestra and Arts Voices.
This musical had a limited run and was a success both from the audience reviews and the critics alike. More productions of this show will happen around the world in 2019.
Venue: AIG Arena, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
HBM Summer Celebration - Corporate Event
The Arts Festivals team devised a 40 minute show bringing from the UK the Arts Symphonic orchestra, a dance group, the famous Indian singer Ananda Mukerjee and the famous double bass soloist Mich Gerber. The show was timed perfectly to custom-created animation projected on the stage for the musicians to interacted with another world!
We managed not only the design and concept of the idea, but also produced the event on behalf of a Swiss event management company. A team of 55 from lighting, sound, set design, stage management and performers all came together under our instruction to turn this into an incredible one-off show, and to prove it, take a look at the short video.
Venue: Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel, Interlaken, Switzerland.
Originally concentrating on live events, with the experience the leading team have with music recording, we decided to launch a new sector of Arts Festivals; Album Production.
The Arts Festivals team produced, orchestrated, conducted and even wrote three songs for the album. 'Stars Are Rising' was released February 2017 on the Arts Records label, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Arts Symphonic, with Arts Voices closing the album with a dedicated track. This album broke the record for the debut album of an artist on an independent record label to ever shoot straight to number 1 in the classical charts.
The next project in the studio was working with the soul artist, Seven. The Arts Festivals team have worked with him for many years now, and when the phone call came to ask if we would be interested in writing four tracks of 'symphonic movements' on the new album, we jumped at the chance.
4Colors was released in July, again shooting straight to number 1. This was Arts Festivals second number 1 album in just under six months. Written by Moritz Schneider and Robert Emery, orchestrated and conducted by Robert Emery, the four sections act as a link between each colour.
Royal Platinum Love Song
In late 2017, the Arts Festivals team were asked to produce a new single for the world-renowned composer Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya.
The new composition ‘Royal Platinum Love Song’ is to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s Platinum wedding anniversary in November 2017.
For this project, Arts Festivals project managed from start to finish - not only orchestrating, conducting and producing the single, but also mixing, mastering and working heavily with the PR and Marketing team to make sure this single was the big hit it deserved to be.
When exciting new talent Carly Paoli approached the team to produce her first album, we jumped at the chance. From writing the arrangements, orchestrating, recording at Abbey Road with Arts Symphonic, mixing at ClearStory Sound Studios in LA; we did it all.
'Singing My Dreams' was released in July 2017 and went straight to number two in the classical charts. To listen to a mix of material, press play below:
Anthems - Russell Watson
Arts Festivals were chosen by Sony to use the Arts Symphonic orchestra, along with CEO Robert Emery to conduct the recording session. This album was released in conjunction with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the UK.
Arts Festivals are proud to be producing the second album of China's X-Factor winner, Mary-Jess. Currently a project in progress, this album will be released solely for the 1.35 billion Chinese market.