If you’re a soundtrack fan, like me, then you will want to get your credit card ready. Hollywood composer James Newton Howard is coming to the Royal Albert Hall next year for the world premiere of a special concert entitled 3 Decades of Music for Hollywood.
Now even if you’re not familiar with the man himself you may be familiar The Dark Knight, Unbreakable, The Hunger Games and Sixth Sense all of these films had soundtracks composed by Howard. In fact the man himself has worked on over 70 films and TV shows down through the years so there’s going to be no shortage of material for the concert.
As well as conducting a symphony orchestra and choir comprising over 100 performers – matched with clips and montages from the movies – James Newton Howard will also tell stories from his incredible life working with many of the most famous names in film and music.
Unlike the John Williams inspired concerts I’ve attended (which were still fantastic), James will be leading the proceedings himself which makes it an even more hot ticket in my book. Also having been to Albert Hall recently for the Raiders of the Lost Ark Live concert I can attest to the fact that this is a fantastic venue for this kind of concert.
James Newton Howard said: “I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a 30-year career in Hollywood and to have composed the scores for some of the biggest and best movies of all time. I can’t wait to share my music, and my memories, with the audience at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
“During this very special evening, I’ll be conducting many of my best-known works, as well as telling the hidden stories behind the films, with the help of new interviews featuring some of my long-time collaborators.”
Although the show doesn’t take place until Friday 3 November 2017 Tickets have already gone on sale over at the Royal Albert Hall Website
The last time I checked out a concert like this it was Hans Zimmer and that was amazing so I would urge you soundtrack folks to check this one out.
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Source: Royal Albert Hall