The Man in the Hat is Back and This Time He’s Bringing an Orchestra with Him

So as any long term listener of the Geek Syndicate podcast will know to say I am a Indiana Jones fan is a gross understatement.

I remember seeing Raiders  with my brother at a very impressionable age of 11 and it completely blew my mind. It was down to that film that I became a writer as well as developing a passion of soundtracks, whether they were film or TV I became obsessed with them and now I find it nigh on impossible to write without soundtrack accompaniment.

A few years ago I attended a John Williams celebration concert at the Albert Hall, during which they played a Indiana Jones Medley. I would be lying if I said I did not shed a tear or two during that medley. I also remember at the time thinking ‘it would be fantastic to hear the entire Raiders film score performed by a full orchestra’. Well to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the man in the hat’s first appearance the Royal Albert Hall are doing just that with Raiders of the Lost Ark Live. Well they are actually doing more than that because they will be showing the entire film with full live orchestra back up.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3 July

Indiana Jones is heading for the Royal Albert Hall next spring – with his whip, his hat and a full concert orchestra!

Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark launched the iconic Indiana Jones series and was hailed as an instant classic upon its release in 1981, going on to top the year’s box office charts and win five Academy Awards.

In 2016, to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary, Raiders will be shown on the big screen at the Hall whilst a live orchestra simultaneously perform John Williams’ legendary score.

This live-in-concert experience will allow fans of Harrison Ford’s action hero to experience the film in a brand new way, and will mark the first time that a full Williams score has ever been performed on the Hall’s famous stage.

So I hope to attend and cover this event for GS and preparation I’m going to do my best not to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark again until March to try and go into this as fresh as possible.

Let us know if you’re going to pick up a ticket!

Source: Royal Albert Hall
GS Blogger: Nuge

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