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Watch your favourite films with a live orchestra this 2020

Discover all the extraordinary movies that will be accompanied by an orchestra in unmissable events coming to Dublin this 2020.

Revisit your favourite films in the most spectacular way – with a full orchestra! We listed all the incredible ‘Live In Concert’ events coming to Dublin in 2020.

Rocketman Live In Concert

For the first time ever in the UK and Ireland, the critically acclaimed multi-award winning epic musical fantasy charting the life of the legendary Elton John, Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman, will be presented live in concert across the country, with a full orchestra performing its iconic soundtrack live to picture. The film will be projected onto a huge ultra-HD screen, whilst the orchestra on stage brings to life the stunning soundtrack – the music of Elton John.

Rocketman depicts the fascinating and tumultuous story of Elton John’s life and journey to becoming one of the most decorated and successful icons of popular music. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, the film sees award-winning actor Taron Egerton take on the lead role of Elton, singing his way through Elton’s success with ubiquitous hits such as ‘Your Song’, ‘Tiny Dancer, ‘I’m Still Standing’, and many, many more.

The film also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Rocketman Live in Concert comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 3 June. Find Tickets »

 

Joker Live In Concert

Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where it will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score.

Central to the emotional journey Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck takes throughout the movie is Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting, Golden Globe-winning and BAFTA- and Academy Award-nominated score. The fusion of looming industrial soundscapes with raw, emotive string-led melodies – led by a lone cello – creates a melancholic shroud marked with moments of hope, which unfolds gradually to become a fever pitch of disquieting tension.

This extraordinary music will be brought to life by a full orchestra to create a vivid, visceral and entirely new Joker viewing experience. Performed live, Guðnadóttir’s inimitable score illuminates further the emotional weight, texture and atmosphere of Phoenix’s captivating portrayal. One of the most acclaimed young composers of her generation, and the first-ever solo female winner of the Golden Globe for Best Original Score, Hildur Guðnadóttir is also known as the composer of HBO’s celebrated miniseries Chernobyl.

Joker – In Concert comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 19 May. Find Tickets »

 

Skyfall In Concert

 The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with Film Concerts Live! is proud to present the Irish premiere of Skyfall in Concert, the second instalment in the James Bond Concert Series, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM). Daniel Craig returns as the legendary secret agent in the franchise’s most successful film to date with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performing Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score live and in sync to picture on a giant screen.

Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall pits 007 against the ruthless cyberterrorist and former British agent Silva (Javier Bardem), and the action takes him from a thrilling chase across the rooftops of Istanbul to the violent underworld of Macau, and ultimately to the streets of London and the very heart of MI6 itself.  His pursuit of the villainous Silva leads to an epic showdown at Skyfall Lodge, Bond’s remote family estate in the Scottish highlands.

Skyfall In Concert comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 3 May. Find Tickets »

Back to the Future In Concert

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate the 35th anniversary of an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before!

Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. In this time-travelling coming-of-age story, Marty McFly (Fox) suddenly finds himself transported back to 1955… where he struggles to change the destiny of his parents (Thompson, Glover), rescue an eccentric friend (Lloyd) from terrorists, and solve an alternative-plutonium crisis… all while trying to ensure he has a future to get back to!

Now, fans old and new will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before – on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s dazzling musical score live in synch with the movie. Audiences will also be in for an exclusive treat: approximately twenty minutes of music added by award-winning composer Silvestri to the film’s score especially for these unique live orchestra presentations.

Back to the Future In Concert comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 24 May 2020. Find Tickets »

 

Our Planet Live In Concert

GEAlive and MCD Productions are delighted to announce a spectacular new live experience, Our Planet Live in Concert. The production will reimagine the Emmy Award®- winning series as a live experience, combining highlights from the series with some brand new arrangements to create an immersive journey across Our Planet.

Specially developed by the series producers Silverback Films, and Oscar®-winning composer Steven Price, Our Planet Live in Concert is narrated on screen by legendary broadcaster, David Attenborough. Combining the outstanding natural world visuals of Our Planet with creative innovations in live production, this concert will be a live experience like no other.

The landmark eight-part Our Planet documentary series is being reimagined into a two-hour arena show with beautiful visual and sound effects and will be accompanied by a breathtaking 66-piece orchestra and live vocalist, Lisa Hannigan. Three giant screens will present the incredible cinematography of Our Planet on a scale that has never been seen before, allowing audiences to be fully immersed into the wonders of the Earth’s wildlife and their habitats. Intelligent lighting will heighten the visual experience beyond the screens and around the arena, programmed to run in sync with the footage.

Our Planet Live In Concert comes to the 3Arena, Dublin on 16 October. Find Tickets »

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