Some iconic movie scores stay with you your whole life. I could be doing a regular task and out of nowhere a tune will crawl into my head and I’ll be whistling along. John Williams’ scores have a special place in my heart and this summer I am going to be ticking off a very special item on my Super Bucket List when I attend this event on June the 25th.
“Celebrate Hollywood’s greatest cinematic superhero in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films In Concert series.
Directed by Richard Donner, and showcasing a young Christopher Reeve, Superman (1978) features a star-studded cast including Margot Kidder as intrepid reporter Lois Lane, Gene Hackman as the villainous Lex Luthor, and the inimitable Marlon Brando as Jor-El.
Donner’s beloved film adaptation relays the inspiring origins of Superman, from his narrow escape as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, to his formative years on a farm in Smallville, Kansas, and finally to his arrival in Metropolis, where he leads dual lives as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and as the mythical ‘Man of Steel’.
Superman in Concert will see the film played in high-definition on the big screen, whilst John Williams’ triumphant original score will be conducted by Anthony Gabriele and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live to picture.”
I have never seen the classic Superman movie on a cinema screen and I promised myself that the first time would be special and watching it with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra is going to be an incredible moment that I have waited so long for.
You can book your tickets here.
This will also be the first time I visit the Royal Albert Hall and I can’t wait to experience this magnificent building and feel it’s history.