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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
26 July 2022, 09:40 | Updated: 10 October 2022, 21:59
Classic FM Live is back at the Royal Albert Hall with a night of the best music for the big screen.
Classic FM Live with Viking returns to the Royal Albert Hall – and this autumn it’s a spectacular celebration of the greatest music written for the silver screen.
Many of the most popular film themes took the stage including Star Wars, E.T., Chariots of Fire, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, The Godfather and 2001: A Space Odyssey, alongside the stunning ‘Melody in A minor’ from The High Pass by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk.
Listen on Global Player: Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame playlist
Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England, the renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO), were our orchestra for the evening, performing under the baton of Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits.
Star soloists joined us on stage: cellist Hauser, pianist Alexandre Tharaud, organist Anna Lapwood, and violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason.
And the concert, hosted by Classic FM presenters Alexander Armstrong and Margherita Taylor, saw a spectacular lights and fireworks finale to the music of John Williams.
And the best news is, even if you were not lucky enough to hear it in the historic hall – you can enjoy this incredible music in an exclusive broadcast on Classic FM.
This special concert will be recorded for broadcast on Classic FM on Tuesday 11 October at 8pm.
Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s managing editor, said: “Throughout much of Classic FM’s 30 years on air, we have championed and celebrated film music. Often a fantastic introduction for people to enjoy and learn about classical music, we were the first UK radio station to launch a weekly radio programme dedicated to movie scores.
“Film music is central to the sound of Classic FM and we continue to see its popularity grow, so a concert of cinema’s most iconic themes performed by an array of classical music stars is the perfect way to mark our milestone birthday. It promises to be a brilliant night celebrating the very best movie music.”
We hope you can tune in and join us for a very special evening of movie magic in the most iconic concert setting. Why not get some popcorn and join us tomorrow evening on Global Player.