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Home Alone Live in Concert

Saturday 22 December 2018
Royal Albert Hall, London

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Cinematic Sinfonia and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

Previous highlights

Michael Giacchino at 50

Friday 20 October 2017
Royal Albert Hall, London

Music from Rogue One, Lost, Up, Jurassic World, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Incredibles, as well as the rebooted Star Trek series, celebrating award-winning composer Michael Giacchino's 50th birthday, with conductor Ludwig Wicki and the English Chamber Choir.

James Horner: A Life in Music

Tuesday 24 October 2017
Royal Albert Hall, London

James Horner composed music for over 100 films, and we celebrated his career on Tuesday 24 October 2017 by performing some of his most popular scores, including music from Braveheart, Titanic, Glory, Field of Dreams, Apollo 13, Avatar and Aliens.

The Addams Family in Concert

Thursday 26 October 2017
Royal Albert Hall, London

Barry Sonnenfeld’s delightfully twisted comedy fantasy The Addams Family (1991), featuring composer Marc Shaiman’s charming and imaginative orchestral score conducted by Jessica Cottis.

Casablanca in London

August 2015
Royal Opera House, London

Covent Garden's Royal Opera House was the magnificent setting for two summer screenings of Casablanca, featuring Max Steiner's iconic score performed live by our 70-piece orchestra.

Home Alone in Denmark

December 2014
Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, Denmark

Conductor Dirk Brossé joined us for a day of rehearsals in London followed by three screenings of Home Alone in Denmark.

Psycho on tour

April 2014, March 2015
Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, London

An amazing few days performing the live score for Hitchcock's Psycho for large audiences around England, at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the Colston Hall in Bristol and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. We've subsequently brought Psycho Live to London's Dominion Theatre in the West End.

About the Orchestra

The Cinematic Sinfonia was formed in 2014, and has rapidly become established as the UK's leading professional orchestra specialising in the live performance of film soundtracks. The orchestra has performed throughout the UK and also in Western Europe, visiting venues such as Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the Royal Opera House in London, and Musikkens Hus in Aalborg, Denmark.

Live Soundtracks

Film with Orchestra concerts are our speciality. From Bernard Herrmann's chilling score for Hitchcock's Psycho to John Williams' festive soundtrack to Home Alone, we have performed them live at major concert halls throughout the UK and beyond.

Film Music Concerts

Our film music concerts feature the very best that our extensive archive of scores has to offer, including music by Danny Elfman, John Williams and Hans Zimmer.

Studio Sessions

We also record soundtracks. We have experience of working at the top London studios, including Air, Angel and RAK.

Selected Films

There are over 30 films available for live soundtrack performances. Here are some of the most popular...


For bookings and general enquiries please contact our Orchestra Manager:

David Danford - Orchestra Manager


Tel. +44 (0)20 3005 4921