Saturday 1 Jun 2013, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555
Carl Davis conductor
Heather Shipp mezzo soprano
Barry Norman presenter
John Williams E.T.: Flying Theme & Finale
Jarre Overture, Lawrence of Arabia
Desplat Allegretto, Beethoven 7 (excerpt), The King's Speech (2010)
Kander All That Jazz' from Chicago
Sondheim 'Sooner or Later' from Dick Tracy (1990)
Vangelis Chariots of Fire (1981)
Barry Out of Africa
Bart As Long as He Needs Me' from Oliver!
Herb Brown Singin' in the Rain
Bernstein West Side Story: Overture (incl. vocal 'Somewhere')
McKenzie Man or Muppet, The Muppets
James Horner My Heart Will Go On, Titanic
Tchaikovsky Black Swan (2010)
Rodgers 'I Cain't Say No', Oklahoma
Rodgers 'A Wonderful Guy', South Pacific
Rodgers You'll Never Walk Alone, Carousel
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Loewe Show Me' from My Fair Lady
Livingston Que Sera Sera from The Man who Knew Too Much (1956)
Cinema has produced some of music’s most iconic themes, an Academy Award securing a soundtrack’s place in the hearts and minds of film fans worldwide. On Saturday 1 June, in a change to the programme originally billed, Barry Norman hosts an evening of OSCAR-winning classics, conducted by Carl Davis, celebrating scores from some of the most illustrious films in silver-screen history, including Lawrence of Arabia, Singin’ in the Rain and Out of Africa. With a career that has spanned over 50 years, Norman is one of the UK's most respected film critics, his wealth of experience making him the ideal host for a journey through cinema history.
BAFTA-award winning composer and conductor Davis (The French Lieutenant's Woman, 1981) is famed for his interpretations of popular soundtracks and has performed compilation programmes for audiences all around the world. ‘A Night at the Oscars’ is one of his most popular programmes and was recently played to a sold-out Symphony Hall in Birmingham. In November 2012 Davis conducted the Philharmonia for a gala evening celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films and, in November 2013, will conduct the orchestra for a rare live screening of the silent masterpiece Napoléon.
Please note this concert performance of Oscar-winning film scores replaces the previously advertised screening of Thief of Bagdad.