Watch Hans Zimmer Play the ‘Wonder Woman’ Theme With a Ukrainian Orchestra
Hans Zimmer teamed up with the Odessa Opera Orchestra of Ukraine to kick off their UK tour at London’s O2 Arena last night (March 22).
The film’s composer opened the show with a moving tribute to his orchestra and to all Ukrainians who are suffering during the ongoing war in Ukraine.
“When Covid prevented us from coming here 885 days ago, we booked our orchestra from Ukraine, from Odessa, and we only managed to get 10 people out… So just welcome them.. .”, he declared before introducing the orchestra, to a standing ovation.
Zimmer continued, “One of the things that I found remarkable about the people we brought back from Ukraine, who were left out of the orchestra, was a lot of women. They taught me who the real female wonders are and so I would like to celebrate them with this little song called Wonderwoman.”
The orchestra then performed the theme melody with Zimmer, which you can see below.
During the show, Zimmer also performed music by Dunes, james bond, The black Knight and Creation.
Meanwhile, popular Ukrainian band Antytila today (March 23) offered to perform remotely from Kyiv at next week’s ‘Concert For Ukraine’ in Birmingham.
Announced last week, the two-hour benefit show will air March 29 on ITV in aid of the Disaster Emergency Committee‘s (DEC) Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine.
Nile Rodgers and Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Tom Odell, Becky Hill and The Kingdom Choir have all been freshly announced for the show, which takes place at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. Previously announced acts also include Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol.
Artists like Arcade Fire, Patti Smith and Franz Ferdinand have performed at fundraising shows in Ukraine recently, while London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire have announced they will be hosting ‘A Night For Ukraine’ this week.
Elsewhere, The Cure launched a new charity group t-shirt as Massive Attack confirmed plans to sell special artwork to help victims of the invasion of Ukraine.