The score, written by Elmer Bernstein, is a masterclass in film music writing. Tonight's performance will be conducted by the composer's son, Peter Bernstein, and played by the BBC Concert Orchestra in synchronisation with the film screened in high definition.
Produced by Big Screen Live in association with Park Circus and MGM, with support from Dorico.
PerformersBBC Concert Orchestra
RepertoireElmer Bernstein: The Great Escape
The Great Escape is rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall at 5.45pm: In conversation with producer Tommy Pearson, conductor Peter Bernstein discusses his father Elmer’s score to the classic war movie and his long career and influence as a film composer. Admission free.