Saturday, May 9, 2009

'Filmharmonic' at the Royal Albert Hall

Rebecca's music teacher had arranged tickets to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last night and so she headed off on a coach for a night at the Royal Albert Hall.
We had managed to get 5 tickets and so Lionel, Josh, Mum, Dad and I headed into London on the train.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presented a celebration of film music, from timeless classics to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
The orchestra was just amazing and we loved the performance and watching the various musicians and their instruments. The programme included the theme music from many movies which Rebecca & Josh have seen and so that made it even better. The music included Mission:Impossible, Chariots of Fire, Gladiator, Ghostbusters, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Where Eagles Dare, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Superman.
The Royal Albert Hall is an amazing place and although our seats were spread throughout the theatre we all loved the experience. Rebecca was sitting in the Circle and so was up really high but had a fantastic overview of the theatre and orchestra. The rest of us were spread throughout the Stalls - Lionel & Josh were in the front row, about 7 seats away from the orchestra and so got a close up view of the orchestra but couldn't really see some of the woodwind section as they were a bit low.
A great night out....and I can't believe I didn't take a camera!

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