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JOHN WILLIAMS TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CELEBRATION

JOHN WILLIAMS TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CELEBRATION

 John Williams

John Williams

The Royal Albert Hall will mark Hollywood legend John Williams’ 60 years in movies with a special celebration in 2018, including Films in Concert presentations of five of his finest works, alongside a rare London performance from the maestro himself, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. As well as celebrating his 60 years in Hollywood, the show will mark the 40th anniversary of his first public performance with the LSO, which also took place at the Royal Albert Hall. 

This special appearance by the 86-year-old composer, his first in the UK for 22 years, will be complemented by orchestral screenings of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – playing for the first time ever in the UK – Jurassic ParkHome AloneClose Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Other shows in the Hall’s 2018 Films in Concert programme include Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Beyond, with their stand-out Michael Giacchino scores, The English Patient – which features Gabriel Yared’s Oscar, BAFTA, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning music – and both Amadeus and Gladiator, which return after sell-out performances in 2016.

 The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall

Full 2018 listings for Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall:

Star Trek – In Concert
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Ernst van Tiel

Saturday 2 June, Auditorium
2:30pm & 7:30pm
£30-£70
 
Star Trek Beyond – In Concert
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Ernst van Tiel

Sunday 3 June, Auditorium
2:30pm
£30-£70

Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir
Conductor: Ernst van Tiel

Thursday 14 June, Auditorium
7:30pm
£30-£70

Gladiator Live in Concert
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and London Voices
Conductor: Justin Freer

Saturday 23 June, Auditorium
7:30pm
£20-£75

Jurassic Park in Concert
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ben Palmer

Friday 28 – Saturday 29 September, Auditorium
2:30pm & 7:30pm
£21-£66

Amadeus Live
Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Philharmonia Chorus
Conductor: Ludwig Wicki

Tuesday 2 October, Auditorium
7:30pm
£25-£70

The English Patient Live + pre show Q&A with Gabriel Yared
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Ludwig Wicki

Thursday 18 October, Auditorium
6:30pm
£29.50-£70

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Justin Freer

Wednesday 24 October, Auditorium
2:30pm & 7:30pm
£23-£70

An Evening with John Williams in Concert
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Williams

Friday 26 October, Auditorium
7:30pm
£21-£90

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert
London Symphony Orchestra
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November, Auditorium
2pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
£40-£85

Home Alone in Concert
Cinematic Sinfonia and Crouch End Festival Chorus
Conductor: Ben Palmer

Saturday 22 December, Auditorium
7pm
£30-£60

 Star Trek Beyond in Concert

Star Trek Beyond in Concert

At the special one-off concert in October, he will be reunited with the London Symphony Orchestra – who recorded his first six Star Wars scores, including the iconic Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 – to perform classic music from across his spectacular career. 

Over a whopping 60-year career, Williams has won:

  • 24 Grammys
  • Seven BAFTAs
  • Four Golden Globes
  • Five Oscars
  • A record 51 Academy Award nominations (second only to Walt Disney!)

His classic scores are legion, from collaborations with Steven Spielberg on 28 movies inclu ding JawsE. T. – the Extra Terrestrial and Schindler’s List, to films as diverse as SupermanFar and Away, and Born on the Fourth of July.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “It is an extraordinary honour to welcome the legendary John Williams – the most celebrated, acclaimed and beloved film composer of all time – to take centre-stage in this year-long celebration of his work."

 Amadeus Live

Amadeus Live

For enquiries and bookings:

Royal Albert Hall |  www.royalalberthall.com | Box office: 020 7589 8212 | Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

* Cover image: © David Iliff *

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