When it comes to Christmas films, Home Alone will be the first to pop up in our minds. The film has become a tradition every holiday season bringing back magical childhood memories for many. And now, the iconic Christmas comedy blockbuster is coming to Manchester in the form of a concert.
Kicking off on November 27, Manchester Opera House will become a movie theatre assisted by live music before then heading to Birmingham and Glasgow. As spectators watch Home Alone on screen, a full live orchestra will be playing along as the movie unfolds.
The concert will give the audience a chance to truly focus on the soundtrack of the movie and appreciate the monumental work that went into the making of the Christmas icon. Home Alone was composed by the famous John Williams, who is known for a myriad of critically acclaimed film scores and is also the second most nominated composer in the world after Walt Disney.
The composer has many familiar names under his belt, such as Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and many more. By the way, am I the only one who is humming the Indiana Jones theme tune right now?
As for the soundtrack of Home Alone, the 1990 film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and the song Somewhere In My Memory was nominated for Best Original Song. Without fail, Somewhere In My Memory is the highlight of the movie when it comes to music. With words by Leslie Bricusse, it invites all the gentle emotions one can associate with Christmas. The song is now the standard on our Christmas playlists with the masterful lyrics accompanied by the soft melody.
As we know, the soundtrack can make or break a movie. The harmonious dance between the story and the songs is what made Home Alone what it is today. And to evoke the atmosphere of Christmas, the heart-warming concert will be the place to go this November.