WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
An unique and very special presentation of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey with live music. The enormous forces of Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices join together to perform the film's extraordinary soundtrack, conducted by André de Ridder, as live accompaniment to a screening in Royal Festival Hall. Long recognised as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey is celebrated for its technological realism, its innovative Oscar-winning special effects and a bold use of music. The film brought worldwide fame to both Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra and the music of Gyorgy Ligeti; it also created one of the cinema's most memorable images as a spaceship floats serenely through space to the strains of Johann Strauss' Blue Danube waltz. Presented in association with the BFI (British Film Institute), with support from Warner Bros.
In the Royal Festival Hall.