Grab a front row seat and get ready to immerse yourself in cinematic and musical brilliance...
There is no experience like hearing the anticipated opening notes of a film score, live with a full orchestra, whilst viewing the movie in a world renowned music venue.
Here at B:Music we don't want you to have to choose between being gripped by award winning films and experiencing the magic of hearing the scores live. Our programme of films shown with live orchestras brings you the wonder of both. From chilling tales, to festive romcoms, and ones for all the family, we have something for everyone.
Ground-breaking and Award Winning: The Joker
Experience Todd Phillips’ highly acclaimed film accompanied by a live orchestra performing Guðnadóttir’s award winning score.
Central to the emotional journey Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck takes throughout the movie is Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies led by a lone cello creates a melancholic shroud, pinpricked with moments of hope, which unfolds gradually to become a fever pitch of disquieting tension.
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks: the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he is part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
This extraordinary music will be brought to life by a full orchestra to create a vivid, visceral and entirely new Joker viewing experience. Performed live, Guðnadóttir’s inimitable score illuminates further the emotional weight, texture and atmosphere of Phoenix’s captivating portrayal.
May the force be with you: Star Wars, Return of the Jedi
Following the huge success of The Empire Strikes Back tour throughout the UK earlier this year, the iconic climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Return Of The Jedi, will be presented live in concert across the UK for the first time with a live symphony orchestra performing the iconic score of Oscar winner, John Williams, along with the film shown in HD on a huge screen. The score was nominated for Best original Score at the 56th Academy Awards and was originally recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Abbey Road Studios
Return of the Jedi (1983) sees Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and co. joined by Yoda and the Ewoks in an adventure across the galaxy as Darth Vader prepares to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance.
Since the release of the first movie nearly forty years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, ground-breaking special effects and iconic music scores.
The Festive Classic: Love Actually
The seasonal romcom that has become a revelation and synonymous for so many with the festive period, will return to Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to picture, in what is becoming an annual highlight of the holiday calendar.
Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten intertwined stories that examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more.
A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Armstrong is one of the UK’s most recognised film composers, with his work being awarded a BAFTA for his Achievement in Film Music.
If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around
Prime Minister David (High Grant)
A Famous Tale with a Famous Bunch: The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets perform the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge. Gonzo, as Dickens, narrates the story with the help of Rizzo the Rat. The film also features Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit, Gonzo as the narrator Charles Dickens, Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig, and Robin the Frog as Tiny Tim. Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases: past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
The concert will be performed live by The Novello Orchestra and lead by David Mahoney: Conductor and Musical Director of the orchestra. The Novello Orchestra provides a stylish, sophisticated take on well known musical show-stoppers as well as more contemporary repertoire. The orchestra has become one of the world's leading film music ensembles, performing a series of Film with Live Orchestra theatre as well as concert hall and arena tours across the UK.
To Infinity and Beyond: Toy story
Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story will be live in concert for the first time in the UK at Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue in February 2022. The show will feature a screening of the ground-breaking complete film with Oscar and Grammy winning composer Randy Newman’s musical score performed live to the film by the Novello Orchestra, conducted by David Mahoney. The Toy Story films are beloved worldwide for their compelling characters, extraordinary storytelling, stunning visuals and the music of Randy Newman. The composer and songwriter is behind signature songs including You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Strange Things and I Will Go Sailing No More.
Ever wonder what toys do when people aren't around? Toy Story answers that question with a fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys – Woody, the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger. Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz.