Stunning, stirring and spectacular Western themes will be celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall this March in the UK Premiere of a new show celebrating some of the genre’s most iconic moments.
Western movie and TV scores from the likes of John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin and the legendary Ennio Morricone will be performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, whilst original footage will be screened simultaneously on the big screen above.
Western Music in Concert will bring together all of Morricone’s best-loved Western themes – from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to Once Upon a Time in the West – along with stunning, Oscar-winning scores from the likes of The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves and High Noon.
The orchestra will also play TV themes from Rawhide and Lonesome Dove and delve deep into the genre, performing a handful of lost classics (German Westerns, anyone?) conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
Saddle up and get ready for the show of a lifetime!
21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Ludwig Wicki conductor
Also featuring guest soloists:
Country music star Michael Peterson
and mezzo-soprano Kaitlyn Lusk
Western Music in Concert will feature music from:
Alfred Newman How the West was Won (1962)
Basil Poledouris Lonsome Dove (1989)
Bruce Broughton Silverado (1985)
Dimitri Tiomkin High Noon (1952); Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Ennio Morricone Guns for San Sebastian (1968); A Fistful of Dollars (1964); Once upon a Time in the West (1968); The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
John Barry Dances with Wolves (1990)
John Williams The Cowboys (1971)
Marco Beltrami 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Martin Böttcher Winnetou (1962 – 1965)
Randy Newman Maverick (1994)
Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman Last of the Mohicans (1992)