Philharmonia at the Movies : Sci-Fi

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London


James Shearman conductor

Barry Norman presenter

Williams, Flying Theme, E.T.biography

Bliss, March, Things to Comebiography

Barry, Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twicebiography | programme note

Bach, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christbiography | programme note

Barry, Overture & Main Theme, The Black Holebiography

Williams, Suite, Star Warsbiography | programme note


Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra (Excerpt)biography

Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz (excerpt)biography

Silvestri, Theme, Back to the Future

Silvestri, Main Theme, Predator

Horner, The Wedding, Deep Impact

Doyle, Caesar's Home, Rise of Planet of the Apes

Zimmer, Time, Inceptionbiography

Giacchino, Main Theme, Star Trek: Into Darkness

Steven Spielberg once said of John Williams that “[he] has made me a better director than I could ever have been without him”.  The music Williams scored for films such as E.T. and the Star Wars franchise is now indelibly linked to the success of those movies, his themes as iconic as the films themselves. In this special Philharmonia at the Movies concert,  his music features as part of a programme of celebrated themes from some of cinema’s most popular science fiction movies, including Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek.

This concert is part of the Philharmonia at the Movies series