Jurassic Park to tour the UK with live orchestra
What could improve John Williams’ stirring score to Steven Spielberg’s classic action film? A live performance from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that John Williams’ music sounds bloody lovely when played by a full orchestra. Pairing a film with a live score is very much à la mode in film exhibition right now. And no composer has been more in demand for these extravagant live score events than Williams.
Just a few weeks ago it was announced that 1977 space opera Star Wars would tour the UK with a live orchestra playing Williams’ iconic score, and in recent years a pair of Williams’ collaborations with Steven Spielberg – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Raiders of the Lost Ark – have been performed with live scores by Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of Edinburgh International Film Festival. Now it’s the turn of another Williams-Spielberg joint; the fantastic cloned-prehistoric-reptiles-run-amok thriller Jurassic Park from 1993.
To celebrate Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary, the film will be going on the road with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for a nationwide tour, giving you the chance to experience one of the big screen’s most thrilling action spectacles with Williams’ stirring score sure to sound better than ever as it's performed live to the picture.
The tour takes in most corners of the UK, including a performance in Glasgow on 14 Sep at Glasgow's SEC Armadillo. The full dates are below:
Sat 8 Sep – Brighton Dome
Wed 12 Sep – Gateshead Sage 1
Thu 13 Sep – Sheffield City Hall
Fri 14 Sep – Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Tue 25 Sep – Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 28 Sep – Cardiff St David's Hall
Mon 19 Nov – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue 20 Nov – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Wed 21 Nov – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 22 Nov – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Sat 01 Dec – Hull Venue
Wed 05 Dec – Portsmouth Guildhall