Joker live concert experience coming to Edinburgh this summer

Joker will be screened at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer, complete with a live orchestra.

The orchestra will play Hildur Guðnadóttir’s BAFTA award-winning score for the first time live.

Joker – Live in Concert will kick off in London on April 30 at the Eventim Apollo and the orchestra will then tour the UK and Ireland with dates in Birmingham, Hill, York, Dublin, Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Southend, Bath, Brighton, Poole and Glasgow, before finally wrapping up in Edinburgh.

Tickets will be available via a pre-sale on February 5 before the general sale on February 7.

“I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra,” said composer Guðnadóttir.

“When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions. It was a beautiful trip. I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too.”

The film’s director, Todd Phillips added: “I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working with SENBLA and Ollie Rosenblatt on Joker – Live in Concert.

“I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”

Joker – Live in Concert tour dates

April
30 – London Eventim Apollo

May
15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
16 – Hull Bonus Arena
17 – York Barbican
19 – Dublin Bord Gais

June
21 – Cardiff Millennium Centre
24 – Sheffield City Hall
25 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
28 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
29 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
30 – Bath Forum

July
1 – Brighton Dome
2 – Poole Lighthouse
5 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
6 – Edinburgh Usher Hall

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