Film composer’s magical music delights outdoor audience at Taverham Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. P

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell. - Credit: Mark Bullimore

From Jurassic Park to ET, the magical music of film composer John Williams enchanted film fans at a special open air concert.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. P

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell. - Credit: Mark Bullimore

The members of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra delighted an audience of about 3,000 people when they performed the John Williams Soundtrack Spectacular in the beautiful surrounds of Taverham Hall, near Norwich, on Saturday night.

Starting with the theme from Jurassic Park, the orchestra's 75 musicians took the audience on a musical journey through some of the many highlights of the Oscar-winning composer's works.

Music from Saving Private Ryan, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, Superman, Jaws and many other films featured in the programme, and for the grand finale the audience was treated to a performance of the Star Wars Suite.

The concert was brought to the county by Norfolk-based organisation Outside Live.

The audience also enjoyed performances from support acts Joe Ringer and Zaira Palumbo ahead of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra taking to the stage.

The John Williams Soundtrack Spectacular was the second event presented at Taverham Hall by Outside Live this summer, after they brought the West End spectacle Beyond The Barricade to the open air venue in July.

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Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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