Robert Ziegler – conductor
2001: A Space Odyssey
Watch one of the greatest science fiction films of all time with the Philharmonia Orchestra and London Voices performing its extraordinary soundtrack live.
Long recognised as one of the greatest works of science fiction of all time, and a landmark of 1960s cinema, Kubrick’s seminal film is celebrated for its technological realism, its innovative Oscar-winning special effects and its bold use of music.
Following sell-out performances in recent years, the enormous forces of the Philharmonia Orchestra and London Voices come together under conductor Robert Ziegler to perform the film’s extraordinary soundtrack as a live accompaniment to a screening of the film at the Royal Festival Hall.
The film brought worldwide fame and recognition to both Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and the music of György Ligeti, and created one of cinema’s most memorable musical images, as spaceships orbit planets to the strains of Johann Strauss’ The Blue Danube.
Presented in association with Warner Bros. Classics, the Southbank Centre and the British Film Institute.
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£20 – £55
Excluding £3.50 booking fee; multibuy discount available; 25% concessions available (limited availability)
Approx. 180 minutes