Philharmonia Orchestra

Carl Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Theme from Ben Hur, by Davis
This listing is in the past.
Programme
Davis, Carl (b. 1936), Theme from Ben Hur
Artists
Philharmonia Orchestra
Carl Davis, Conductor
A screening of one of the great epics of cinema history with a live orchestral
soundtrack performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

A very special opportunity to experience a screening of one of the great epics of
cinema history with a live orchestral soundtrack. The 1925 silent film of Ben Hur
was a blockbuster in its day for the newly merged MGM studios, and was the most
expensive silent film ever made. Telling the story of Prince Judah Ben-Hur, who is
enslaved by his friend and rival but returns to take his revenge, its centrepiece is a
spectacular and thrilling chariot race featuring a dramatic real-life crash, which is still
Ben Hur (film screening with live orchestral accompaniment)

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX