London's Royal Albert Hall to Host 'Rogue One' Composer Michael Giacchino Retrospective (Exclusive)
The special event is being held to celebrate the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning composer's 50th birthday.
Less than a month after it hosted the BAFTA Awards for the first time in 20 years, London's famed Royal Albert Hall has unveiled another major film event.
It was announced on Tuesday that Michael Giacchino, the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning composer, is set to receive his first-ever major career retrospective at the iconic venue to mark his 50th birthday.
The show, to be held Oct. 20, will be hosted by TV personality Adam Savage (Mythbusters), with performances of Giacchino's music from films including Star Trek, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Incredibles, Rogue One and Up, as well as the video game Medal of Honor, all conducted by Ludwig Wicki, who took charge of the Jurassic Park Live event held at the Royal Albert Hall last year.
"We’ve celebrated Michael’s incredible music before, with Pixar in Concert and Star Trek Live, but this is the first time – anywhere – that the highlights of his remarkable career will have been brought together for one unmissable show," said artistic director Lucy Noble. "It’s a huge honor for us to welcome Michael to the Hall for this special, one-off celebration of his breathtaking work, which will showcase his originality, talent and gift for an unforgettable theme, and leave audiences in no doubt as to why he’s one of the most sought-after and important composers in Hollywood."
The Hall said that "very special guests" would be on hand to help Giacchino celebrate his half-century.