The Royal Albert Hall have just announced yet another fabulous event coming to the world famous venue in the form of Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer James Newton Howard kicking off the world premiere of his ‘Greatest Hits’ show.

JNH 2James Newton Howard is responsible for some of the most well-known movie scores over the past three decades. His resume includes Pretty Woman, The Sixth Sense, Blood Diamond, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, More recently he’s working on the latest in the Harry Potter franchise currently scoring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as working on The Dark Knight and The Hunger Games.

Not only will Newton Howard be conducting a symphony orchestra and choir comprising over 100 performers (coinciding with the footage from the movie in question on-screen), he’ll be speaking about working in the industry for the past 30 years and no doubt has many amazing stories to tell.

This fantastic event will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017. Tickets have gone on sale today and you can book HERE.

If you’ve never seen one of these live events at the Royal Albert Hall, it really is a must see. Here’s a little photo of myself and my buddy Xander Green at the recent Gladiator Live event.

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The full press release for the event is below. Be sure to snap your tickets up quickly as these are set to fly off the digital shelves!


Hunger Games, Dark Knight, Pretty Woman and

Harry Potter composer announces

World Premiere of ‘Greatest Hits’ show

 James Newton Howard to perform special concert in London

 Grammy and Emmy winning composer at the Royal Albert Hall on

Friday 3 November 2017

 Hollywood composer James Newton Howard will present his unforgettable music from The Dark Knight, theHunger Games series and the forthcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, at his first ever ‘greatest hits’ show, coming to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 3 November.

3 Decades of Music for Hollywood will celebrate Howard’s many Tinseltown triumphs, from trendsetting blockbusters like The Hunger Games to beloved rom-coms Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding, and a succession of other memorable movies from the ‘90s to the present day, including Blood Diamond, The Prince of Tides and The Sixth Sense.

As well as conducting a symphony orchestra and choir comprising over 100 performers – matched with clips and montages from the movies – he will also tell stories from his incredible life working with many of the most famous names in film and music, such as Lawrence Kasdan, M. Night Shyamalan and Elton John.

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.”

Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, added: “Whether you know James’s name or not, you’ll certainly know – and love – his music. For the first time, this concert will draw together the amazing highlights of his incredible career for a breathtaking multimedia extravaganza that no fan of the movies will want to miss.

“We’re also delighted to announce that James will be involved with our extensive Education & Outreach programme while he’s here – working to inspire young musicians from across London as part of his visit.”

Howard is currently composing the music for Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be released in November.

A Grammy and Emmy award winner, he has worked on more than 70 acclaimed films and TV series, from Peter Jackson’s King Kong to the hit medical drama ER – for which he wrote the memorable theme tune – as well as co-writing the scores to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, alongside Hans Zimmer.

He has received ASCAP’s prestigious Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, been nominated for eight Oscars, and was named Film Composer of the Year in 2008, a distinction bestowed by the World Soundtrack Awards.

Recent work includes the Hunger Games series, and its song ‘The Hanging Tree’, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while his music attracts over 1.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.