The Music of David Arnold – Lucerne, Switzerland with Ludwig Wicki and @21stOrchestra

Note: there may be some discounted tickets available for David Arnold’s concert in Lucerne, Switzerland on 23 October 2015.

Last summer I went to see (and hear) Star Trek: Into Darkness at the Royal Albert Hall, with an orchestra performing Michael Giacchino’s score, in time with the picture. It was amazing. The orchestra was the 21st Century Orchestra and they were conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

This October, the 21st Century Orchestra with Wicki conducting, will perform “The Music of David Arnold” in Lucerne, Switzerland and David will be a special guest at the event. They’ll be playing David’s music from films including Godzilla, Stepford Wives, Paul, Stargate, Independence Day and the James Bond movies. Having seen the conductor, orchestra and also David in concert before I predict that this will also be amazing 🙂

But if you can’t wait until October, and you’re a bit nearer England, good news – David is performing and hosting another four concerts this year (Manchester* on Tue 14 April and London, Birmingham and Nottingham in June).

*Win a pair of tickets to the Manchester concert [competition open until 5pm, 7 April 2015]


The Music of David Arnold – in Lucerne, Switzerland

KKL (Kultur und Kongresszentrum) Luzern, Konzertsaal
// Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne, Concert Hall
Friday 23 October 2015, 7.30pm
21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Ludwig Wicki, Leitung // Conductor
Info and tickets: http://artproductions.ch/konzerte65.html

Thanks to Google Translate I’ve (nearly) been able to translate the German text, though it enthusiastically over-translated the already-in-English film title ‘Last of the Dogmen‘ into ‘Last of the Dogmas‘ 😉

English translation (original German version in link above)

“With bombastic compositions to “Stargate”, “Last of the dogmas” [Last of the Dogmen], “Independence Day” and “Godzilla” David Arnold stormed the large-scale Hollywood cinema. From 1997 to 2008 he was ‘Composer on Her Majesty ‘s Secret Service’ for the Bond adventure, including for “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”.

But the charismatic Briton can do other things. He wrote, for example, the [music for the] surreal dramedy “The Stepford Wives” and the slapstick “Paul” lively, dramatic and ‘funky’ sounds.

In short: David Arnold’s film music scene is as diverse as contemporary cinema itself [and we] are pleased and honored that we do not only portray this versatile composer, but also may be on the concert stage of the KKL Luzern with him.

Take the train and save!
Take advantage of the SBB RailAway 20% discount on the train journey and a voucher of CHF 10.00 for a CD with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. The discounted train ticket you get at the ticket counter. More information about the RailAway offer

If you travel by public transport to the KKL Lucerne!
The KKL Luzern is located right next to the train station and from there easily in 2 minutes walking distance. For the best connections visit SBB [English-language site selected, pick from DE, FR or IT in the menu at the top].

Original German language version: http://artproductions.ch/konzerte65.html


Other travel options

This is the page for travel in Switzerland from the Man in Seat 61 which gives information about train travel within and beyond Europe, eg it’s possible to get from London to Switzerland for £57.

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow on this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial. David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold 🙂

One thought on “The Music of David Arnold – Lucerne, Switzerland with Ludwig Wicki and @21stOrchestra

  1. Pingback: [Short video] Patrick Doyle, David Arnold & Michael Giacchino talk about composing film music, for BAFTAguru | David Arnold Live in Concert

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