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    An Evening with James Newton Howard

    Fri 4 Jun, 6.30pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Classical music
    £12 - £58
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    James Newton Howard, composer
    Mark Hanauer

    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.

    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
    • James Newton Howard conductor
    • Leila Josefowicz violin
    • Andrew Shulman cello
    • 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

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    Fri 4 Jun, 6.30pm
    Approximate run time: 135 mins.
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