The Steven Spielberg epic Jurassic Park said to be ‘65 million years in the making’, returns for one night only with the iconic John Williams’ musical score performed live by The Metropolitan Orchestra.
Founded in 2009 The Metropolitan Orchestra has toured nationally and internationally, boasting over 500 concerts with appearances by Jose Carreras, Anthony Warlow, John Farnham, and Elaine Paige just to name a few.
“These film concerts are such a fantastic way to connect audiences to the orchestral world and we have John Williams who could be seen as today’s modern Mozart, he’s a complete genius the way he writes music, and his orchestrations are incredible,” enthused Founding Artistic Director & Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams. “John Williams’ music is so epic on its own so to actually join the two in a live situation where the audience can actually then watch a working orchestra and understand how it all connects on the screen is a very unique event to be a part of.”
Williams believes these film concerts are extremely popular because they’re so accessible and they’re the ones with the truly epic film scores by excellent composers such as John Williams.
“To have all the elements happening live in front of your eyes is not just a unique thing, it’s all-encompassing as you feel you’re part of how this all happened.”
And what audiences should Jurassic Park In Concert appeal to? ‘
“I was going to say everyone but I’m not sure whether I’d take my 7-year-old daughter along!” laughed Williams. “The film was beyond its time and it’s so real. I think this concert should appeal to musicians and anybody who doesn’t scare easily.”
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May 8. Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney. 14 Darling Drive, Sydney. $79-$149+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.metorchestra.com.au