classical music

An Evening with James Newton Howard

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The lights go down for a selection of beguiling film scores by James Newton Howard, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Howard composed his first film score in 1985. And over 120 films later, with a Grammy, an Emmy and eight Academy Award nominations under his belt, he's as busy as ever.

‘From the first cue I wrote, I was absolutely in heaven... I'd really found what I could do best. And I literally haven't stopped since.’

He joins the Philharmonia to conduct a selection of highlights from his film scores, including music from Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games and his collaborations with director M Night Shyamalan.

British cellist Andrew Shulman, a former member of the Philharmonia, is the soloist in the cello concerto, which he premiered in spring 2019.

The Los Angeles Times describes it as ‘a sequence of scenes, each with a different colour or mood’, with the cello as the central character.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
James Newton Howard conductor
violinist to be announced
Andrew Shulman cello

Repertoire

James Newton Howard: Violin Concerto (European premiere); Cello Concerto (European premiere)
Interval
James Newton Howard: Music from film soundtracks including highlights from The Hunger Games, Fantastic Beasts, M. Night Shyamalan films, Snow Falling on Cedars and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Dates & times

4 Jun 2021
Approximate run time: 135 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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