Mark Kermode Film Music Live

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Robert Ziegler - conductor Mark Kermode - presenter and special guests

“… as every film fan knows, music is the real third dimension of movies…”

Broadcaster, music-lover and one of the UK’s most authoritative film critics… no-one understands great cinema better than Mark Kermode. As he reaches his 50th birthday, the co-host of BBC Radio 5 Live's Kermode and Mayo's Film Review teams up with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for four specially-created concerts, packed with a personal choice of music that has inspired and delighted him throughout his life and career – a riot of classic film music ranging from Taxi Driver and the Exorcist to Mary Poppins. And the fun doesn’t end there - a very special movie-business guest will be joining him on stage for music from films close to their hearts.

It’s the stuff of dreams: classic tunes and unforgettable emotions, as the world-renowned 80-piece orchestra delivers the ultimate in surround sound, in four of the UK’s most stunning venues.

Mark Kermode Tour Dates

Wednesday 3 July 2013
Town Hall, Cheltenham
with special guest Jim Broadbent
plus music from: Life is Sweet, The Mikado, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter

Monday 8 July 2013
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
with special guests
David Arnold and Paddy Considine
plus music from: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, Tyrannosaur, Stargate, Sherlock Holmes

Saturday 6 July 2013
Barbican Centre, London
with special guest Jason Isaacs
plus music from: The Patriot, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Tuesday 9 July 2013
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
with special guest Jeremy Irons
plus music from: Brideshead Revisited, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Reversal of Fortune, The Mission - ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’

Mark Kermode

All tour dates feature music from:
Goldsmith Planet of the Apes - Mike Oldfield The Exorcist - Herrmann North By Northwest - Herrmann Taxi Driver
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies The Devils
- Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood - Sherman & Sherman Mary Poppins Overture
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
- Peter Schickele Silent Running


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