Lucerne, 23 Oct: The Music of @DavidGArnold – limited discounted tickets

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.55.39David Arnold’s lovely music for film and television will be celebrated next month at a concert in Lucerne, Switzerland and he is to be a special guest at the event on Friday 23 October. His music will be performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and chorus, led by conductor Ludwig Wicki – they also performed the live score at the Royal Albert Hall’s performance of Star Trek: Into Darkness.

There is a limited number of discounted tickets available (see below the line) for the concert, in Rows 20 and 25 of the main auditorium. I’ve also included links for regular-priced tickets, for use once the dicounted ones stop being available.

Download a flyer for the event.

Regular-priced tickets

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KKL Luzern – tickets                    Art Productions – tickets

Please note
Travelling to Switzerland from another country?
Despite Switzerland not being in the EU / EAA if you’re travelling there (eg from UK) make sure to get hold of and take with you a free EHIC card which “lets you get state healthcare in other EEA countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes for free” (it does not replace travel insurance though).

Discounted tickets


The Music of David Arnold – Jetzt im Radio Pilatus Club: VERGÜNSTIGTE TICKETS
aka The Music of David Arnold – now at Radio Pilatus Club: discounted tickets

The first thing on the website, in red at the top, says readers can “Login oder jetzt Registrieren und profitieren!” or “Login or Register now and take advantage!” but I don’t think registering at this stage is essential.

In the next bit there’s some information about some of the films David has scored (Stargate, Last of the Dogmen, Independence Day, Godzilla, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are mentioned), and then the page says “Erlebe diese atemberaubende Filmmusik und kauf dir jetzt dein Ticket für nur:” or “Experience this breathtaking film music and buy your ticket now for only:

  • Fr. 40.00 statt Fr. 80.00 (or “CHF 40.00 instead of CHF 80.00“)
  • Fr. 65.00 statt Fr. 125.00 (or “CHF 65.00 instead of CHF 125.00“)

Click on the yellow panel with Radio Pilatus Ticket Shop link on it which will take you to their Ticket Shop, then click on the picture with ‘The Music of David Arnold’ on it (it looks like the picture below) and you’ll be taken to a page to buy discounted tickets. The red button says “Tickets bestellen” which means “order tickets” and you can then go through the process of buying (hopefully discounted) tickets. Good luck.

I think there are several links all ultimately pointing to the same thing, listed below

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1. Einzelkarte (translates as “single ticket“)
2. Warenkorb (“shopping cart“)
3. Kunde (“buyer“)
4. Versand und Zahlung (“shipping and payment“)
5. Abschluss (“statements“)

Here are the contact details for Radio Pilatus, who are offering these discounted tickets.

Radio Pilatus AG
Postfach 4140
6002 Luzern

Tel.: +41 41 418 77 10



[Hampton Court, London/Surrey] Free preview screening of #JekyllAndHyde Friday 25 Sep 2015

The green at Hampton Court Palace (how to get there) is currently hosting the Radio Times festival which runs until Sunday 27 September 2015.

On Friday 25 Sep there will be a FREE preview screening of ITV’s new Jekyll and Hyde series, written by Charlie Higson and with music from David Arnold and Michael Price (also known as the team behind BBC’s Sherlock). David has worked with Charlie before, providing music for Randall and Hopkirk (deceased).

Jekyll and Hyde – free preview screening
5.00 – 6.30pm, ‘Ernie Stage’ (festival map shows its position)
Free, but tickets required (fill in the form here)

“Get a sneak preview of ITV’s blockbuster new autumn drama, Jekyll and Hyde, at this exclusive screening of the first episode. The ten-part, big-budget production, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, has been written by Charlie Higson, and stars Richard E Grant, Tom Bateman and Natalie Gumede. Charlie Higson, Natalie Gumede and executive producer Francis Hopkinson will be on hand to answer audience questions after the screening.”

Further reading
Charlie talks Bond legacy (2007 write up of 2006 event)
Interview with Charlie Higson about his ‘Young Bond’ (James Bond’s youth) books, David Arnold also on the panel.

Read the original 2014 ITV press release announcing the commissioning of Jekyll and Hyde

Pass me on: interview with Charlie Higson (Feb 2013)

Pass me on: interview with David Arnold (Dec 2012)

See #Zoolander FREE in London this Wednesday (23 Sep) 7.30pm

Movie_poster_zoolanderThere’s a free open-air screening of Zoolander (music by David Arnold) this week on Thursday evening.

The Scoop amphitheatre at More London is an art and performance area next to City Hall which has a free film festival in September and this week is showing Still Alice (Tue 22 Sep), Zoolander (Wed 23 Sep) and The Sound of Music (Thur 24th). All screenings start at 7.30pm, all are free and entry is first-come, first-served.

7.30pm, Thursday 23 September
Scoop, More London


Things to bring

  • Something waterproof to sit on, for added comfort (the seats are a bit granite-y) a cushion or similar might be a good idea (you can also hire these)
  • Something to keep you covered, and warm. Sitting outside once the sun has gone done can be a bit chilly and it might rain
  • Food / drink – you can buy this on-site (there’s also a nearby Marks & Spencer, other shops are available too) and you can bring a picnic (but not anything in glass)

Getting there

The Scoop amphitheatre is literally right next to City Hall, you can see it on Google maps here (Scoop is to the right of the map marker for More London Estates) and here’s a map of the estate and travel connections.

London Bridge is the nearest rail or tube station and, if you’re arriving by Thames Clipper ferry it’s London Bridge City pier. Note that Scoop’s also very close to Tower Bridge too so Tower Hill station and pier are fairly close by but on the opposite side of the river so you’d need to walk over the bridge to get to the venue.



[TV] Stepford Wives, @BBCOne, Fri 11 Sep 23:35 – music by @DavidGArnold

Stepford Wives
Friday 11 September 2015, 23:35, BBC One

The remake of Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Christopher Walken is being screened this Friday evening on BBC One at 11.35pm. It features a delightful score from David Arnold (since released as a CD by La-La Land Records) including this lovely Waltz

“Arnold’s score … is easily the films’ most outstanding asset  … [His] moods and elegance are perfectly captured in every note of his well crafted score. It really shows why many fans of the score have wanted it for so long and this album will definitely not disappoint in any way. Very solid thumbs up.”
The Stepford Wives (2004) Soundtrack Review Music By David Arnold (13 May 2014)

Just in case the embedded-in-tweet YouTube link didn’t work again here it is again

David Arnold will also be a special guest of the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and its conductor, Ludwig Wicki, at a concert celebrating his music on 23 October in Lucerne Switzerland. I don’t know if music from Stepford Wives will appear in the programme though it has in his other 2015 concerts.

David Arnold wird auch der Ehrengast des 21. Jahrhunderts Symphony Orchestra und seinem Dirigenten Ludwig Wicki, am 23. Oktober 2015 Luzern, Schweiz

Further reading