Raiders of the Lost Ark With a Live Orchestra? Yes Please!

So before we get into this I would like to offer an official apology to my wife and the poor unfortunate who will draw the short straw this Saturday and end up sitting on the other side to me.

The reason behind this heartfelt apology is that this Saturday I’m going to see Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen. Now as Raiders (I’m never calling it Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark…NEVER) is my fave film you would think that would be enough but this little trip is also combining my other love – film soundtracks.

Those clever folk at the Royal Albert Hall are having a live orchestra play the film score as the audience watch Indy get the crap kicked out of him as he chases after the Ark of the Covenant. I’m hoping there will be some wide eyed kids and adults, in the audience, who have never seen the film before because this promises to be one hell of a first viewing.

I got my first experience of hearing a soundtrack live when I went along to a celebration of John Williams music at the Royal Albert Hall. Hearing musical cues from ET, Star Wars, Raiders, Superman and many others belted out in such an iconic venue was mesmerizing. They transported me back to a time in my life when I was just at the start of the adventure. If you are a fan of cinema and soundtracks then I would urge you to check out one of these events.

There are still tickets for the Raiders of the Lost Ark Live performance and due to the demand for the show another performance was added for Wednesday 9th March.

But if you’re not an Indiana Jones fan then fear not because the Royal Albert Hall have a load of other films as part their Films with Live Orchestra season. Gladiator, Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Aliens and ET are just some of the films gearing up to tickle your ear buds.

So this Saturday, say around 7.20 pm, you may hear a faint scream drifting through your open window. If you hear it don’t worry it will just be me adding my own vocal accompaniment to the Raiders March.

I can’t wait.

GS Blogger: Nuge

Source:  Films with Live Orchestra

 

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