Stephen Warbeck – Saturday 28 June 2014, 8pm, Bankside
This event combines my love of ‘film music stuff’ and ‘beautiful venues’ and is an opportunity to hear some lovely music while having a bit of a gawp at the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse which is co-located with the Globe theatre, on Bankside. If you’re lucky enough to live on the Thames Clipper route you may even be able to take a ferry home (does rather depend on timing – last ferries from Bankside towards Greenwich / Woolwich leave at 22:22 and 23:22, p3 of timetable).
“Globe composer and Academy Award-winner Stephen Warbeck performs music from his beloved film scores Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and others, alongside favourite compositions from his many shows at the Globe, including The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing. Joining him onstage will be his renowned septet, featuring musicians whose performance on his films and at the Globe have shaped his iconic sound.”
Tickets and info: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/music-from-the-films
Map details: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/your-visit/how-to-find-us
£25 – £45 seats
£60 premium tickets
Michael Price – Thursday 3 July 2014, 6.30 (film starts at 7.30pm – event ends at 9pm), Soho/central London
Not a concert but an actual film. Film music the way the gods intended it I suppose (though I will cheerfully embrace it in all formats!). Delicious stars Louise Brealey, who plays Molly in the BBC series Sherlock, and there’s music from Michael Price who also co-wrote the music for Sherlock.
The event takes place at the Curzon Soho, on Shaftesbury Avenue – it’s near Leicester Square which of course means it’s also pretty near Embankment, were you looking for ferries home (last ones to Greenwich / Woolwich during the week are at 22:08 and 23:08, p2 of the timetable).
“The darkly comic romance stars Louise Brealey (Sherlock, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as an obsessive dieter and Nico Rogner (Looking For Simon, Seraphine) as Jacques, the chef who falls in love with her.”
Tickets (all £20) and info, inc map: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/delicious-uk-premiere-tickets-11692397275?aff=es2&rank=0
This looks like an amazing interview with @michael__price and I have saved it to ‘Pocket‘ to read on the way home as it’s quite long: http://mid0nz.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/music-to-picture-an-interview-with-composer-michael-price/
David Arnold – Sunday 6 July 2014, 8pm, Southbank
This is going to be pretty cool – an evening of an orchestra playing music from films and TV series that David’s scored (including Sherlock, which he co-composed with Michael Price) with him singing as well, and playing the guitar. I heard him perform the theme song from The World is Not Enough which he wrote (lyrics: Don Black) as part of scoring that film (he’s done scores for 5 of the James Bond films) at an event last year and … wow, he can sing. I’m also ridiculously excited about hearing some music from Stargate and Independence Day and lots of other lovely stuff he’s done.
£44.50 £39.50 £34.50 £29.50 £24.50 £20
Booking Fee £1.75 (Members £0.00)
Concessions 50% off (limited availability)
“What do Independence Day, James Bond, Sherlock and the London 2012 Olympic Games have in common?
Award-winning composer and songwriter David Arnold makes his London concert debut. He has been nominated for, and won, numerous Grammy, Ivor Novello, BMI, Saturn, World Soundtrack and BAFTA awards for his music.
His work has featured on the soundtracks to Independence Day, Stargate, the James Bond films, The Chronicles of Narnia, Godzilla, Hot Fuzz, Paul, The London 2012 Olympic Games and Sherlock.”
…and if you’re wondering about ferries home to Greenwich / Woolwich the last one’s go from the London Eye / Waterloo pier at 22:13 and 23:13 (p3 of the Thames Clipper timetable). Here’s a lovely (audio) interview with @DavidGArnold by @petepaphides.
Further concert hunting
I highly recommend Movies in Music page, in particular their massive concert listing of any concert that has film music performed in it (anyone can suggest a concert, in fact I submitted the Stephen Warbeck one).