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Film Scores Live

In Film Scores Live, cinematic music emerges from the background and becomes the star for a night. Famous soundtracks are brought to life by some of the finest orchestras around.

Be swept away by 1940s romance Brief Encounter, accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and see Hitchcock classic Psycho made all the more spine-tingling by a live performance of its chilling score.

Find yourself glued to the edge of your seat by two other Hitchcock thrillers, as the suspense of The Lodger and Vertigo is heightened by live renditions of each film’s haunting soundtrack.

The series also features two gems of modern cinema. Hear Jonny Greenwood’s fraught and evocatively discordant score for There Will Be Blood, and Mica Levi’s otherworldly music for the enigmatic Scarlett Johansson film Under the Skin.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on some of cinema’s most unforgettable soundtracks.

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30 Jan

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
30 Jan
Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning film is accompanied by a live orchestral performance

5 Feb

Classical music
Orchestra
5 Feb
The Philharmonia joins with film legend Iain Johnstone for an evening dedicated to Steven Spielberg

14 Feb

Classical music
Orchestra
14 Feb
Spend Valentine's day in the company of the LPO and the romantic film Brief Encounter

19 Mar

Classical music
Choral
19 Mar
Hear the BBC Concert Orchestra, Radio 3's Matthew Sweet and Crouch End Festival Chorus perform

4 Apr

Classical music
Orchestra
4 Apr
A screening of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, accompanied by the London Sinfonietta

23 Jun

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
23 Jun
A cinematic masterpiece comes alive accompanied by the spine-tingling score performed live

24 Jun

Classical music
Talks & Topics
24 Jun
Discover how Alfred Hitchock used music to help create some of the most tense films ever made
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
24 Jun
Organist David Briggs plays a live, improvised soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Lodger

25 Jun

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
25 Jun
See Hitchcock's classic Vertigo with Bernard Herrmann's score played live

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