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Disney Fantasia - Live in Concert

21 November, 2012

The Royal Albert Hall presents:

Following 2012's hugely successful and popular shows and described as ‘a magical treat for the eyes and the ears’, Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert returns to the Hall for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday 16 November 2013 due to phenomenal demand and with some brand new content!

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation showcasing selections from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000 featuring a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and, performed and screened simultaneously for the first time in the UK, Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, the great ballet of hippos, elephants, ostriches, and alligators. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, will also be shown in HD on the big screen. With live underscore by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and conducted by Ludwig Wicki, this is another chance to relive this timeless classic for a unique cinematic experience in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall.

Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We are delighted to welcome back these live orchestral performances of Disney’s Fantasia at the Royal Albert Hall following our two sell-out shows in 2012. As these popular concerts demonstrated, even over 70 years since its original release, Disney’s stunning visuals and Stokowski’s timeless soundtrack continue to be treasured by audiences of all ages. It is a pleasure to be able to present this unforgettable cinematic experience again to an entirely new generation on the world’s most famous stage”

Walt Disney once said, “Fantasia is timeless.  It may run ten, twenty, thirty years. Fantasia is an idea in itself.  I can never build another. I can improve. I can elaborate. That is all”  Disney’s Jonathan Heely, Executive Producer of the program added, “Now 73 years later, these live performances of Fantasia are a way we can honor Mr. Disney’s vision while introducing new patrons young and old to the concert hall with the inspiring sounds of the symphony orchestra.”

Disney’s Fantasia is the latest film to be promoted by the Hall with a live orchestra as part of its extensive public benefit remit. It follows the successful sold out performances of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix, West Side Story and will follow the European premiere of the 60th birthday celebrations of Singin’ in the Rain in March.

This presentation is licensed by Disney Music Publishing © Disney

Listings information:
Disney – Fantasia – Live in Concert
Sunday 16 November 2013 at 2.30pm and 7pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Tickets £15 - £55 (booking fees apply)
Box Office 020 7589 8212 

For further information, please contact: Sean Carrigan, Media Partnerships Executive, Royal Albert Hall: Tel: 020 7959 0531


Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world’s leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. This shared experience of the best of live performance is now enjoyed by well over a million people each year at the Hall and by millions more around the world through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.

The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity and receives no public revenue funding. It hosts and celebrates live performances by artists from around the world and promotes, in partnerships with Raymond Gubbay Ltd and other promoters, productions of opera, ballet, musicals and classical music. Each year over 360 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium which include performances of classical music, jazz, folk and world music, circus, rock and pop concerts, ballet and opera, dance, comedy, tennis, charity concerts, film premieres, school events, award ceremonies and occasions of national importance such as the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance.

Since 2004, the Hall has also been able to move forward with its ambitions to make this iconic building open to the public during the day through tours of the building, ignite and ignite brunch, lunchtime jazz and world music in the Café Consort and a free exhibition series entitled reflect. In 2009, it opened a new state-of-the art small-scale performance space, the Elgar Room, which now hosts classical recitals, comedy, jazz nights, family shows and hush, a series for emerging artists. As a charity the Royal Albert Hall is dedicated to giving access to all by running a thriving Education and Outreach programme working with children, teachers, young people, families and community groups. We deliver a wide range of exciting opportunities linked to the Hall’s calendar of events and the unique characteristics of the building, including specially created tours, workshops, projects and schools matinees.

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