Films with orchestra


Casablanca: Live • Ben Palmer © Maky Manole
Casablanca: Live • Ben Palmer © Maky Manole
Peter and the Wolf: Live • Ben Palmer © Charlotte Amherst Photography
The Gold Rush • Ben Palmer © Maky Manole
Psycho: Live • Ben Palmer © Charlotte Amherst Photography

Since 2013 Ben Palmer has made a speciality of conducting films live to screen, with performances of Casablanca, Hitchcock’s Psycho, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold RushPeter and the Wolf, and The Snowman, in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Roundhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, and Barbican Centre’s Milton Court.

Future film-with-orchestra engagements include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in the Royal Festival Hall, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, a Chaplin/Carl Davis triple bill (The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant) at the Proms at St Jude's, the premieres of London Symphony, a new silent film by Alex Barrett with music by James McWilliam, and Neil Brand’s new score for Hitchcock’s The Lodger, Laura Rossi’s The Battle of the Somme, and further screenings of The Snowman. In the studio, he has recorded composer Moritz Schmittat's soundtracks for award-winning sci-fi horror movie The Scopia Effect and the short film Derelict.

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