Ben Hur at the Royal Festival Hall, 9 June 2012

Ben Hur (1925)
Ben Hur (1925)

A blockbuster as massive as Ben Hur (1925) deserves a big screen, and a big score. The most expensive silent film ever made, so they say, Ben Hur stars Ramon Navarro in the title and has all the action, and epic vistas you may recall from the 1959 version with Charlton Heston. Yes, even down to the chariot race – filmed by 42 cameras, and with Hollywood’s finest in the crowd.

As I say, this epic film deserves an epic treatment, and next June, the Royal Festival Hall will show Ben Hur with Carl Davis’s score, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, and conducted by the man himself. You won’t want to miss this.

Carl Davis: Ben Hur (1925) The Chariot Race

Tickets are already on sale, and selling fast, so get yours while they’re hot.

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