Joker movie to be screened with live orchestra in Glasgow this autumn
The award-winning movie Joker is to be brought to life with a live orchestra in Glasgow next month.
Central to the emotional journey is composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s beautifully haunting Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning score.
A press release reads: "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."
Guðnadóttir has been described by The Times as “music to Hollywood’s ear”, and the first-ever solo female winner of the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Original Score. She is also known as the Grammy-winning composer of HBO’s celebrated miniseries Chernobyl.
Hildur Guðnadóttir said: “I'm thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions. It was a beautiful trip. I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too.”
Director Todd Phillips said: “ I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working with SENBLA and Ollie Rosenblatt on Joker - Live In Concert. I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”
Tickets start from £35 and you can get them on Ticketmaster.
Joker Live in Concert UK and Ireland tour 2021
Sunday 26th September 2021 - London Eventim Apollo
Thursday 14th October 2021 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Friday 15th October 2021 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sunday 17th October - Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Tuesday 19th October 2021 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 20th October 2021- Bath Forum
Monday 25th October 2021 - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 27th October 2021 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thursday 28th October 2021 - Brighton Dome
Monday 1st November 2021 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday 2nd November - Liverpool Philharmonic
Tuesday 9th November 2021 - Cardiff Millennium Centre