Concerts on tour
The Artist - Live in Concert
Two years after it charmed the world with its nostalgic look at the golden days of the Hollywood silent film, The Artist - Live in Concert now comes to the Royal Albert Hall for an exclusive UK premiere.
This multi-award winning film is dramatically brought to life on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, playing the soundtrack simultaneously with a high-definition screening of the film.
Written and directed by Michael Hazanavicius, scored by Ludovic Bource and starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, the film takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the "talkies".
The Artist received universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike when it was released. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Picture, becoming the first French film to ever win Best Picture. It was also nominated for six Golden Globes Awards, winning three, and twelve BAFTAs, winning seven, which makes it the most decorated film in French history.
These events will mark the first time that the Royal Albert Hall has opened its doors for end-of-year concerts this century.
Sun 29 Dec 2013 5.45pm GMT
LSO Principal Percussion Neil Percy chats live to Ludovic Bource, Jérôme Lateur and Ernst van Tiel - the composer of the soundtrack to The Artist, the film's executive music producer, and the conductor of The Artist Live in Concert. Following the conversation, we'll take a look in on the LSO as they rehearse for the performances of The Artist.
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Tickets: please visit the Royal Albert Hall website to book
This film is rated PG
There is no official dress code for this event but anyone who wishes is encouraged to celebrate the elegance and style of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Glamour, and not just for the New Year’s Eve performances. For inspiration, you can watch the film's trailer on YouTube.
Presented by Thomas Langmann & Royal Albert Hall