WINNER OF 11 OSCARS INCLUDING BEST MOVIE, BEST SOUNDTRACK, AND BEST TITLE SONG | 128,345,900 TICKETS SOLD WORLDWIDE | WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE GROSS US$ 2,186,772,302 | 30,000,000 SOUNDTRACKS SOLD WORLDWIDE | SECOND LARGEST SELLING MOVIE OF ALL TIME | SECOND ONLY TO AVATAR WHICH WAS ALSO DIRECTED BY JAMES CAMERON AND COMPOSED BY JAMES HORNER | BEST SELLING ORCHESTRAL SOUNDTRACK IN HISTORY | “MY HEART WILL GO ON” BROKE THE WORLD RECORD OF LARGEST EVER RADIO AUDIENCE WITH OVER 117,000,000 RADIO LISTENERS IN FEBRUARY 1998
James Horner’s epic score will be brought to life like never before with the Titanic Live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 27 April 2015. With a 90-piece orchestra, choir and the Celtic musicians, who contributed to the original film, whilst the film is projected on a vast 24m wide HD screen with Hi-Fi Stereo Sound, Titanic Live promises to be the live cinematic event of the year, re-creating the uniquely familiar soundtrack, which will forever be a part of cinematic history. With the Czech premiere on 14 June 2015, Titanic Live sets sail on a European Arena Tour.
Almost instantly upon its release, Titanic became a cultural phenomenon, as its most iconic moments were etched into the popular imagination. The 1997 blockbuster Titanic, written and produced by James Cameron, became one of the most prolific movies of all time, grossing over $2 billion at the box office and winning 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director and more importantly, Best Original Song and Dramatic Score.
Horner has composed for over 100 motion pictures, frequently collaborating with directors such as James Cameron and Ron Howard. Other scores include Avatar (the only film to surpass Titanic in box office sales), Braveheart, Aliens, Apollo 13, Star Trek II and more recently, The Amazing Spiderman. Audiences worldwide echoed Hollywood’s appreciation of Horner’s musical score as the CD release became the best-selling orchestral soundtrack in history.
Céline Dion, who was no stranger to movie songs in the 1990s, sang “My Heart Will Go On”, the film’s signature song written by James Horner and Will Jennings. “My Heart Will Go On” became a worldwide smash hit; going to the top of the music charts around the world and was soon indelibly entwined with memories from the film. “My Heart Will Go On” also ended up winning the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1998.
Titanic Live will be conducted by Justin Freer. The American composer/conductor gave his professional conducting debut at age sixteen and has since established himself as one of the West Coast’s most exciting musical voices. He was mentored by legendary composer/conductor Jerry Goldsmith and has served as composer for several independent films and written motion picture advertising music for some of 20th Century Fox Studios’ biggest advertising campaigns including Avatar, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Dragonball Evolution andAliens in the Attic.
Official website: Titanic Live
14.06.2015 | Prague - o2 Arena
16.06.2015 | Berlin - o2 World
21.06.2015 | Luxembourg - Rockhal
22.06.2015 | Cologne - Lanxess Arena
15.10.2016 | Moscow - Crocus City Hall
18.10.2016 | Saint Petersburg - Oktyabrskiy Concert Hall
05.04.2017 | Kaunas - Zalgiris Arena
08.04.2017 | Sofia - National Palace of Culture
James Horner’s expressive and passionate compositions will be brought to life by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (first half of the tour) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders (from Brussels onwards). The Czech National Symphony Orchestra was established in 1993 by trumpet player Jan Hasenöhrl. Celebrating its 20th birthday in 2013, the CNSO has gained an important position among Europe's top symphonic ensembles. Renowned for its versatility, the orchestra presents annually a broad program ranging from classical music concerts through contemporary genre, film scores, jazz, or musicals. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has recorded music for numerous great films,and in a new project the CNSO will be accompanying various cineconcert events on this prestigious European tour.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders was founded in 1999 by Johan Rycken, andconsists of a selection of internationally renowned musicians, who besides their joint love for chamber music, are often praised as soloists. Over the years, the Philharmonic has appeared in the most prestigious concert halls in the world. In 2012, the orchestra was invited to perform with the famous film composerEnnio Morricone, who conducted a concert of his life's work at the Sportpaleis inAntwerpen. The Orchestra will join conductor Justin Freer on the stage of the Palais 12 in Brussels for the cineconcert of Gladiator Live in December 2014, and is set to perform a number of dates of the cineconcerts of Titanic Live in 2015.
More than a century later, the fascination with the Titanic hasn’t faded at all – if anything, it has become even stronger; a cautionary legend that speaks to our times of great technological advances and even greater perils.
The film will be shown in its original English language version, digitally re-mastered in its full length and with subtitles in the local language.
Are you ready to go back to Titanic?