Films with Orchestra
Covent Garden Sinfonia is one of the UK's foremost orchestras specialising in the performance of music live to film. CGS's recent screenings include Psycho, Casablanca, Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, Peter the Wolf, The Snowman, and the premiere of Neil Brand's score for Hitchcock's silent thriller The Lodger. Venues include some of London's leading concert venues, such as Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, the Roundhouse, Cadogan Hall, and Milton Court, and at festivals such as the Proms at St Jude's and Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.
Screenings in the 2017/18 season include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Alex Barrett's new silent film London Symphony at the Barbican Cinema and at other venues across London, the premiere of Neil Brand's score of Oliver Twist, and further performances of Brand's music for The Lodger. In addition to performing live to screen, Covent Garden Sinfonia frequently performs concerts of film music, and can be heard on the Criterion Collection DVD/Blu-ray release of The Lodger.