Great movies with live orchestra: 42 screenings you can’t miss in the UK

Live orchestras are one of the best way to make good movies amazing. Recently many important concert halls decided to schedule the screenings of films with illustrious musicians playing the soundtrack live, like it used to be in the silent film era. As people are enjoying this new trend, BBC Music Magazine made a list of the best 42 screening already scheduled in the UK. The list includes some of the most popular movies (such as 2001: a Space Odyssey, Harry Potter or Star Wars: A New Hope), with some of the best orchestras of the country, like the London Symphony Orchestra or the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic:

 

Beauty and the Beast
The Novello Orchestra/David Mahoney
18 March – Millenium Centre, Cardiff
21 March – Colston Hall, Bristol
23 March – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 March – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
27-29 March – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
5 April – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
6 April – Barbican Centre, York
7 April – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
8 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
9 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer
5 April – Colston Hall, Bristol
21 September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Jaws
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Ben Palmer
6 April – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
7 April – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
8 April – Barbican Centre, York
10 April – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea
11 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
12 April – Brighton Dome
13 April – The Anvil, Basingstoke
14 April – Colston Hall, Bristol

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
BBC Concert Orchestra/Justin Freer
27-29 April – Royal Albert Hall, London

2001: A Space Odyssey
Philharmonia Orchestra/André de Ridder
28 April – Royal Festival Hall, London

Planet Earth II
BBC Concert Orchestra/Jessica Cottis
13 May – Royal Albert Hall, London

Vertigo
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Anthony Gabriele
24 May – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Star Trek
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel
2 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

Star Trek Beyond
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel
3 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ernst Van Tiel; English Chamber Choir
14 June – Royal Albert Hall, London

The English Patient
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra/Ludwig Wicki
18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London

Star Wars: A New Hope
London Symphony Orchestra
16-18 October – Royal Albert Hall, London
28 November – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
29 November – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
1 December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2 December – Arena, Birmingham
7 December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
8 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
9 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow