As soon as I saw that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra were playing recent & classic film scores at The Royal Albert Hall I was sold, I had to get my ticket, even if I would be standing the whole night.
So on the 5th of May I hopped on the tube, got off too early at Knightsbridge, walked longer than I would have liked & then finally arrived outside the Royal Albert Hall.
After another long walk upstairs to The Gallery, the highest point of spectating at the Royal Albert Hall, I had an amazing view of the entire auditorium featuring the biggest organ I’d ever seen. Unfortunately “The unauthorised use of cameras, audio and video equipment is not permitted.” But, if you haven’t been already, you can have a look at the pictures on the Royal Albert’s website of the inspiring interior.
The show kicked off to Mission Impossible’s famous theme where a full orchestra was supplemented by a drumkit & keyboard to perform an excellent rendition of such an iconic score. They went on to play a number of other great film scores, my highlights being the “Gladiator” score & “Harry Potter” theme which was, simply magical, pardon the pun.
They also played a lot of music from classic World War II films like “The Great Escape” & “633 Squadron” perhaps to encourage a spirit of patriotism with the Olympic Games being just around the corner.
It was a great evening of entertainment & I would recommend it to anyone. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra return to The Royal Albert Hall on the 19th of October 2012 for another film music themed night celebrating the 80th birthday of the great film composer, John Williams.
They will be playing a number of Williams’ famous film scores including “Indian Jones”, “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter” & more, you can get your tickets for the event via The Royal Albert Hall’s website.
Hearing other composer’s work is such a great inspiration to me & hope to have my own scores played by great orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic one day, if you’d like to hear some of my compositions, productions & recordings click here.