E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark are headed to the concert stage.
Film Concerts Live!, a co-venture between IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, is adding the two John Williams-Steven Spielberg films to its roster of full-length feature films for symphony orchestras to accompany live. Both films are celebrating their 35th anniversaries.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will give the world premiere of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Sept. 4-6; the 21st Century Orchestra will perform Raiders of the Lost Ark Live in Concert Dec. 4-Jan. 2 at KKL in Lucerne, Switzerland.
IMG has pioneered the field of live orchestras accompanying full-length films with West Side Story, which the Los Angeles Philharmonic premiered in 2012, and Singin’ in the Rain. The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency represents composers, among them John Williams, songwriters, music supervisors and music editors working in film and television.
Film Concerts Live! is also offering Home Alone (score by Williams), Back to the Future (score by Alan Silvestri), Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness (scores by Michael Giacchino).