Movies/TV / Music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Film Music Gala

Every now and then, I actually go and do something a bit more high brow, like seeing a play, or, in this case, attending a concert at the Royal Albert Hall by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The point of this particular concert is that it combines the classy with the nerdy: your favourite soundtracks as they were meant to be heard and performed.


We got relatively cheap tickets through work, and had really good seats! They’re just a smidgen uncomfortable if you exceed a size 10, so I didn’t move around much. The musicians played wonderfully, and a lot of the times I thought I was actually listening to the CD version I had at home. I knew all but three melodies, and the emphasis this time was on Super Hero movies, so that was pretty cool.


The programme was as follows:

Mission Impossible ( Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr.)
Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
Harry Potter (John Williams)
Out of Africa (John Barry)
E.T. (John Williams)
Where Eagles Dare (Ron Goodwin)
Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
Schindler’s List (John Williams)
Batman (Danny Elfman)
Avengers (Alan Silvestri)
Spiderman (Danny Elfman)
The Incredibles (Michael Giacchino)
Superman (John Williams)


Indiana Jones (John Williams)
Witness (Maurice Jarre)
633 Squadron (Ron Goddwin)
Dances with Wolves (John Barry)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Hans Zimmer)
Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Chariots of Fire (Vangelis)
Jurassic Park (John Williams)
Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone)
Let it go (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Star Wars Medley (John Williams)
Rocky (Bill Conti)

I’m actually going back next Saturday for another concert with an emphasis on Sci-Fi movies, along with fireworks and other special effects. Cannot wait!



Pictures: author’s own

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