Media Release - Star Wars and Beyond
Star Wars and Beyond The Iconic Film Scores of John Williams will light up the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands in March 2016
Singapore, 5 January 2016– Singapore will be in for a spectacular and memorable experience with a new classical concert direct from the UK and based on the iconic film scores of John Williams, called Star Wars and Beyond, The Iconic Film Scores of John Williams. This musical voyage through a galaxy of well known film scores also includes electrifying multi-coloured light and laser displays, a pyrotechnic finale andopens at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands in March 2016 for 3 shows only. Tickets are now on sale.
Nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. An American composer, conductor, and pianist with a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. From the first sinister bass notes of Jaws to the grandeur of Jurassic Park, from the emotion of E.T. to the mystery of Harry Potter, from the sublime Schindler’s List to the sensational Superman, these magnificent music masterpieces remain as popular today as when first released. Crowning it all is Star Wars, as one of the most epic scores of all time.
Base Entertainment presents all this memorable music and more in these fabulous concerts of John William’s highlights. Staged in association with Raymond Gubbay Ltd each piece will be further brought to life by a magnificent light and laser display stunningly programmed to perfectly complement each musical score. This spectacular lighting display is designed by Durham Marenghi who has recently been appointed as the lighting designer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The concert will be introduced and conducted by the irrepressible showman Anthony Inglis, taking charge of the full 80 piece Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.
About Anthony Inglis
Anthony Inglis, has been described in the UK press as “one of Britain’s most popular conductors” (Manchester Evening News). Upon leaving Marlborough College, he studied music at The Royal College of Music and now leads a busy international conducting career, appearing with some of the greatest orchestras in concert halls and recording studios around the world, including the Royal Albert Hall, where with over 250 conducting performances to his credit, he has been credited as the most frequent visiting artist. Among the orchestras he has conducted are the four main London independent orchestras (LSO, RPO, LPO and Philharmonia), all the British independent and most BBC orchestras, the Melbourne, Sydney, Gothenburg, Singapore symphony orchestras and the Warsaw and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras. He is currently Music Director of The National Symphony Orchestra in London and is Music Supervisor/Consultant for The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, a show he has been with for 27 years. For more information visit: http://www.anthonyinglis.com/
About Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Raymond Gubbay Ltd is recognised as being at the forefront of promoting and producing popular classical music, opera, ballet and events in the United Kingdom. Established in 1966 the company now regularly presents over five hundred performances each year in London, around the UK and abroad.
Raymond Gubbay Ltd is proud to have brought a host of prestigious artists to British audiences. From the operatic world recent concerts include performances by Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazon and Angela Gheorghiu. Crossover artists have included sold out shows with 2 Cellos, The Piano Guys, David Garrett, Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson. The company has also presented international ballet in London including visits by New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem, Bejart Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
The Company is well known for its co-productions at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A successful partnership over two decades has brought arena scale opera to the masses. Productions have included La Boheme, Tosca, Carmen, Aida and a widely acclaimed staging of Madam Butterfly where the floor of the Royal Albert Hall is flooded with water to create a beautiful Japanese water-garden over which the story unfolds. Staged in-the-round these performances have brought new audiences to opera with each season regularly playing to in excess of 50,000 people. By partnering with English National Ballet in conjunction with the Royal Albert Hall, Raymond Gubbay Ltd has also staged spectacular in-the-round productions of the world’s favourite ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.