Following sell-out successes in 2010 and 2011 at London’s Southbank Centre, the Birmingham Symphony Hall presents Stanley Kubrick's seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey with live music. Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch, the enormous forces of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices join together to perform the film's extraordinary soundtrack, as live accompaniment to a screening in the Symphony Hall.
Long recognised as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey is celebrated for its technological realism, its innovative Oscar®-winning special effects and a bold use of music. The film brought worldwide fame to both Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra and the music of Gyorgy Ligeti; it also created one of cinema's most memorable images as a spaceship floats serenely through space to the strains of Johann Strauss' Blue Danube waltz.
Presented in association with the BFI (British Film Institute), with support from Warner Bros.
Forthcoming concerts in Birmingham
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