PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — This Thanksgiving weekend, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the score to the holiday classic “Home Alone” as audiences listen and watch the film on the big screen.
The score, composed by the legendary John Williams, tells the beloved story of a young Kevin McCallister who accidentally left home alone at Christmas to defend his home against burglars.
Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos will lead the orchestra and choirs and the College of New Jersey will sing along.
You will also be able to hear details of the music that may go unnoticed by just watching the movie.
“When you’re sitting at home watching these movies, the musical soundtrack is mixed in behind the dialogue and sound effects, so there are little nuances that you miss,” says Jeremy Rothman, director of programming for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc.
“Home Alone” is part of a series of films with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In December, they will perform with “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and in March, “Black Panther”.
“You might enjoy watching these films with your close family and friends, but to experience them with the Philadelphia Orchestra and thousands of people laughing and clapping in the concert hall is a truly special experience,” says Rothman.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform “Home Alone” November 25-27 at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.
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