Orchestras to “Phone Home” with E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lights… Camera… Music! IMG Artists and The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency are pleased to announce the creation of FILM CONCERTS LIVE!, a new brand identity for their highly successful co-venture bringing full-length feature films to concert halls with symphony orchestras performing the scores live in sync with the pictures. Titles already available include Back to the Future, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Home Alone.
Now, FILM CONCERTS LIVE! will bring two of Steven Spielberg’s biggest movie hits to concert halls for the first time, just in time for each picture’s 35th anniversary. The brand has signed worldwide deals with Lucasfilm Ltd/Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures to present the four-time Academy Award®-winning films Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at major concert venues – with symphony orchestras performing longtime Spielberg collaborator and five-time Oscar®-winner John Williams’ unforgettable scores live in sync with the films. The Los Angeles Philharmonic will give the world premiere of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Live in Concert at the famed Hollywood Bowl in September 2015. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Live in Concert will receive its world premiere in December 2015 with the 21st Century Orchestra at KKL in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The iconic adventure film that introduced the world to one of its greatest movie heroes and spawned three sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was directed by Spielberg from a story by legendary filmmaker George Lucas and collaborator Philip Kaufman. Created as an homage to the classic movie serials of the 1930’s and 40’s, the film stars Harrison Ford as archeologist Indiana Jones, who must race to find and recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is a heartwarming masterpiece and one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, it follows the moving story of a lost little alien, who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas), while searching for a way to return to his home planet, three-million light years away.