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ALIENS LIVE ANNOUNCED

ALIENS LIVE ANNOUNCED
Jean-Baptiste Martin
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron's epic sci-fi action-packed horror, Aliens. To celebrate this event and after Titanic in 2015, Avex Classics International organizes a series of concerts in which James Horner’s thrilling score will be performed by a full orchestra while the motion picture is projected on a vast HD cinema screen.
The two world premieres will take place on Sunday 6 November 2016 at 3:00 PM and at 7:30 PM.

To purchase your ticket follow this link: Aliens Live – Royal Albert Hall
 
The official website : Aliens-live.com

The trailer :

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  1. Thank you very much for information on the Royal Albert Hall event on the 6th November 2016. Have already secured my ticket to be there. It should be an emotional event knowing that this concert, Mr Horner will not be there.however, any concert with his music will be an amazing memoriam, especially in the same great Hall as Titanic. Cannot wait now for the Collage CD to be hopefully available. Pamela.

  2. Ken Wiggins

    Congratulations to the team involved in the ongoing development of this website, it’s a brilliant resource for committed fans of the Maestro. Last September I attended a tribute concert for James Horner performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, under the trusty baton of David Brophy, Ireland’s most renowned conductor. It was a great programme of some of Horner’s best known work, but two suites of music from ‘Aliens’ were absolutely sensational, and there is no doubt that ‘Aliens’ Live at the RAH is going to be another incredible event. I was also fortunate enough to be in the audience for ‘Titanic’ Live last April, which was a night of pure magic, and it is great to know that in November the RAH will once again become a magnet for James Horner fans gathering from across the world.

  3. Pamela Read

    Only a day away now from Aliens at the wonderful Royal Albert Hall. I walked by today, the Hall very quiet. tomorrow it will be buzzing and a great reminder of the wonderful Titanic night there. Will JHFM be there? What a tribute it will be for James, hopefully many more to come.

  4. Pamela Read

    Just returned from this afternoon’s ALIENS performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Excellent to watch and hear the music played live to a full audience. Sadly to see James’s photograph come up at the end “in memorium”. Ludwig Wicki was great. Thank you to all. Pamela.

  5. Ken Wiggins

    Hi Pamela–glad to hear you loved ‘Aliens Live’ at the Royal Albert Hall. I didn’t attend either of the two screenings, because Dublin claimed the real ‘world premier’ of this event when two performances of ‘Aliens Live’ were presented by Avex Classics in association with the RTE Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on September 23rd and 24th, both of which were sold out well in advance. It was a real pleasure to be present on the first night along with my daughter, for what was a truly memorable reminder of the brilliance of James Cameron and a tribute to the genius of his composer, James Horner.
    This was my second time viewing ‘Aliens’ on a cinema screen in Dublin, counting its original release in 1986, although way back then the name James Horner meant nothing to me, whereas the reason for watching it this time with a live orchestra was to fully appreciate his contribution to the film’s status as a screen classic. To be honest, I am not a big fan of action or science fiction movies, but ‘Aliens’ is such a well-made film that it effortlessly transcends any and all boundaries between cinema genres. Cameron’s cracking screenplay is the bedrock of its success, something that is not widely acknowledged. The humour stitched into the script really makes the whole thing gel, personified by Bill Paxton’s priceless performance as the hapless Private Hudson, easily the stand-out performance of his career. The casting was inspired, particularly in regard to giving the role of Burke to Paul Reiser, a character more slippery and dangerous than any extra-terrestrial.
    To mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, it makes sense to use the original theatrical version, which is exactly what we get with ‘Aliens Live’, but it has to be said that the Director’s Cut of the movie, available on DVD/Blu-Ray, is far superior, restoring vital footage that should never have been edited out in the first place. But to be fair it was the original release that Horner scored, and that’s what the ‘Aliens Live’ audience experiences, and what an experience it is! I hope the owners of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre weren’t too upset by the hole in the roof blown out by the orchestra during ‘Ripley’s Rescue’–but what did they expect!
    The portrait of James Horner shown at the close of proceedings was very poignant, for sure, but it was greeted with a loud cheer of appreciation from the Dublin audience, which is heartening, and carries the message that although the Maestro is gone, his music is alive and well and will be loved more than ever as the years go by.

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