This morning the Royal Albert Hall have announced some of the movies set to play their annual Festival of Film with some iconic movies and composers in the mix. Set to headline the event is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws which was of course scored by the wonderful John Williams.
The iconic score has never been played in full before in the UK and will be the pinnacle of the festival which will include parts of the score that were omitted from the final movie and will play on 21st October at both 14:30 and 19:30. The festival will also see the likes of 1991 comedy The Addams Family playing (playing 26th October) joined by celebrations of work from genius composers Michael Giacchino 20th October, 19:30pm (The Incredibles, Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic World, Rogue One), James Newton Howard on 3rd November, 19:30pm (Batman Begins, Blood Diamond, The Hunger Games, Maleficent) and the late great James Horner 24th October, 19:30pm (Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, Spider-Man) who we were
We also got to speak with James Newton Howard last year just before the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them about his 2017 retrospective – that interview is available to watch here. In the interview he gives us some insight into what fans of his movie scores can expect at the event.
More information on some of the shows are details below and you can book tickets for all the announced shows in this handy link from Thursday 2nd March (tickets for the James Newton Howard are available now).
Jaws in Concert will reinstate three superb pieces of music written by John Williams for the 1975 film, but ultimately excised from the finished product. These have been restored to the movie with the permission of Spielberg and the composer.
James Horner: A Life in Music is a world premiere, with the Cinematic Sinfonia performing the composer’s greatest music, including Braveheart, Titanic, Glory, Field of Dreams, Avatar and Aliens. Horner made one of his final public appearances at the Hall for the film-and-live-orchestra debut of Titanic, two months before his untimely death.
The new Michael Giacchino show, celebrating his 50th birthday, will include highlights from Rogue One, Lost,The Incredibles, Star Trek, Inside Out, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and, of course, Up, the instant classic for which he won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Grammy and a Golden Globe.