The Royal Albert Hall Is Celebrating The Music Of Science Fiction In Spectacular Style This Summer

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The Royal Albert Hall Is Celebrating The Music Of Science Fiction In Spectacular Style This Summer

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Forget outdoor screenings — real film fans will be heading to the Royal Albert Hall this summer for an incredible season of film, including a celebration of John Williams' work.

The composer has been working in films for 60 years, composing some of the industry's most recognisable — and spine-tingling — theme tunes, including Harry Potter, Jaws and Jurassic Park. In that time, he's won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars, which sounds to us like a career worth celebrating.

And where better to celebrate it than the spectacular, historic Royal Albert Hall? The world-famous venue is hosting a series of Films in Concert events, where the films will be screened while the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plays the musical scores live.

Take for example, the screening of Steven Spielberg's UFO film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind In Concert. The English Chamber Choir will be joining the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform Williams' music.

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Moving away from Williams' work, Trekkies will be thrilled to hear that the festival kicks off with a whole weekend dedicated to the Starship Enterprise. Set your phasers to stun and get ready to boldly go to South Kensington for Star Trek - In Concert on Saturday 2 June, followed by Star Trek Beyond - In Concert on Sunday 3 June.

Whether you're a complete film buff or a fan of Williams' work, the Royal Albert Hall has pulled together an impressive line-up of iconic films this summer.

Films in Concert takes place at the Royal Albert Hall from June-December 2018, beginning with Star Trek (2 June), Star Trek Beyond (3 June) and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (14 June). Tickets are £30-£70 and need to be booked in advance.

Last Updated 24 May 2018