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    Royalty on Screen: A Jubilee Celebration

    Wed 1 Jun, 7.30pm
    Part of Jubilee
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15 ⁠–⁠ £30
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    singer Carly Paoli

    As part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, BBC Radio 2, the BBC Concert Orchestra and soprano Carly Paoli present an evening of music most royal.

    From Elizabeth I, played by Bette Davis in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, to Elizabeth II played by Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton in The Crown, monarchs on screen have long been accompanied by majestic music.

    Come and enjoy a concert of splendid tunes, lush ballads and classical repertoire that conjure monarchs’ worlds, including music from King’s Rhapsody, Camelot, The Queen, Shakespeare in Love and The King & I.

    Beethoven and Puccini appear via their music that captured royal moments in The King’s Speech and Grace of Monaco.

    And no concert of royal music would be complete without Walton’s glorious Crown Imperial, the march written for George VI’s coronation and later performed at Elizabeth II’s, the first televised coronation.

    Conducted by Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey and presented by BBC Radio 2’s resident film critic, James King, join us at the Southbank Centre’s appropriately named Queen Elizabeth Hall for music from the big and small screen with a distinctly royal flavour.

    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • Bramwell Tovey conductor
    • Carly Paoli soprano
    • James King presenter
    • Korngold: Overture, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
    • Rupert Gregson-Williams: Main theme; Duck shoot from The Crown
    • Stephen Warbeck: Shakespeare in Love, Suite
    • Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
    • Debbie Wiseman: Wolf Hall, Concert Suite
    • George Fenton: Front titles; Smile, it's what you're paid for from The Madness of King George
    • Richard Rodgers: Overture; I whistle a happy tune from The King and I
    • Walton: Prelude from Richard III
    • Interval
    • Loewe: Overture; Before I gaze at you again from Camelot
    • Alexandre Desplat: The King's Speech, Suite
    • Beethoven: Excerpt from Allegretto from Symphony No.7
    • Alexandre Desplat: The Queen, Suite
    • Ivor Novello: Overture; Fly home, little heart from King's Rhapsody
    • Paul Cantelon: Opening titles; Finale from The Other Boleyn Girl
    • Walton: Coronation March, Crown Imperial
    • Monty Norman: The James Bond Theme (Dr. No)

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    Age recommendation

    For ages 8+

    Dates & times

    Wed 1 Jun, 7.30pm
    Approximate run time: 135 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


    • Standard entry£15 ⁠–⁠ £30*
    • Concessions25%**

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