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Et: The Extra-Terrestrial In Concert | Scotland Galore!

You’re going to be hearing a lot of a certain John Williams movie score in weeks to come, but if Star Wars fatigue is setting in already, here’s a different one of his – like you’ve never heard it before. Spielberg’s stirring sci-fi tale of Americans providing a safe haven for a vulnerable immigrant has lost none of its heart-rending power, despite the decidedly old-school animatronics. To transport you even further, it’s showing here for the first time in the UK with a full symphony orchestra playing along to the movie. In a similar vein, the Barbican (EC2) has a double bill of orchestral movie events (just music, no film): The Best Of Bond, presented by Fiona Fullerton (28 Dec), and, inevitably, Star Wars And Beyond (30 Dec), which takes in such other cosmic classical scores as Star Trek and Thunderbirds.

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