See Harry Potter, Psycho Or ET With A Live Orchestra In London

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See Harry Potter, Psycho Or ET With A Live Orchestra In London
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone comes to the Royal Albert Hall

London's Harry Potter love-in shows no sign of slowing down.

Adding to London's Harry Potter shops, location tours, upcoming exhibitions and current theatre show, next year London will host a cinematic evening showing the first Harry Potter film accompanied by a live orchestra.

The 'film concert' of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 11, 12 and 13 May 2017.

Get your hands on a ticket, and you'll be treated to the film played on a 40ft screen, enhanced by John Williams' inimitable score performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Other Royal Albert Hall Film Concerts

Harry Potter isn't the only film classic getting the 'with live orchestral accompaniment' treatment at the Royal Albert Hall this coming season.

You can see 80s classic ET at the Royal Albert Hall too

Later in the year, you can see Jurassic Park (3-5 November), Aliens (6 Nov) and ET (28 Dec) all accompanied by a live performance by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Film Concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

And there's more. The 'classic film plus live orchestra' formula is being showcased in a year-long festival at the Royal Festival Hall, starting in October.

The Southbank Centre's Film Scores Live festival includes film concerts of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, There Will Be Blood (remember Johnny Greenwood’s striking film score?) and David Lean's Brief Encounter, featuring a newly commissioned orchestral soundtrack performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

See Hitchcock's classic, Psycho with a live orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

The festival will finish with a trio of Alfred Hitchcock classics with live music accompaniment. Both Psycho and Vertigo will be screened accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra; and silent film The Lodger will be shown alongside a live improvised soundtrack by organist David Briggs.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone runs at the Royal Albert Hall from 11 to 13 May 2017. Visit The Southbank Centre's Film Scores Live runs from October 2016 to June 2017.

Last Updated 23 August 2016