Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film ‘Joker’ will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score for the first time ever, for a limited engagement.
Premiering on April the 30th at London’s Eventim Apollo and running until the 6th July across the UK and Europe, the music from the film will be brought to life by a full orchestra to create a vivid, visceral and entirely new ‘Joker’ viewing experience. Performed live, Guðnadóttir’s inimitable score illuminates further the emotional weight, texture and atmosphere of Joaquin Phoenix’s captivating portrayal.
The London opening of ‘Joker – Live in Concert’ will be conducted by Jeff Atmajian- the conductor and orchestrator of the original soundtrack – with SENBLA’s Dave Mahoney conducting the UK Tour dates.
One of the most acclaimed young composers of her generation described by The Times as “music to Hollywood’s ear”, and the first-ever solo female winner of the Golden Globe for Best Original Score, Hildur Guðnadóttir is also known as the Grammy-winning composer of HBO’s celebrated miniseries ‘Chernobyl’.
Hildur Guðnadóttir said: “I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions. It was a beautiful trip. I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too.”
Director Todd Phillips said: “I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working with SENBLA and Ollie Rosenblatt on Joker – Live in Concert. I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”
Thursday 30-Apr London Eventim Apollo
Friday 15-May Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday 16-May Hull Bonus Arena
Sunday 17-May York Barbican
Tuesday 19-May Dublin Bord Gais
Sunday 21-Jun Cardiff Millennium Centre
Wednesday 24-Jun Sheffield City Hall
Thursday 25-Jun Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 28-Jun Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Monday 29-Jun Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tuesday 30-Jun Bath Forum
Wednesday 01-Jul Brighton Dome
Thursday 02-Jul Poole Lighthouse
Sunday 05-Jul Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Monday 06-Jul Edinburgh Usher Hall
The concert is produced and promoted worldwide by Senbla and following its London opening will tour the UK and Europe before embarking on an international tour. More dates are to be announced soon.