With a Powerful Live Orchestra Performance, Casino Royale will be on the Big Screen for the first time in Japan!
This April, at Tokyo International Forum Hall, CASINO ROYALE, the 21st Bond film in the series, will be screened for the first time in Japan with the score performed live by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas Buc.
James Bond 007 “Casino Royale” in Concert
Conductor: Nicholas Buc
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Doors open at 12:00pm
Show starts at 1:00pm
Tokyo International Forum Hall A
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chioyda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
S: ¥9,800 A: ¥7,800 B: ¥2,800
※All Seats reserved, tax included
※Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
2hours & 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
※English movie with Japanese subtitles
The music for Casino Royale is very unique in a few ways. After the Pierce Brosnan 007 films, the producers wanted to reboot the series by introducing a new actor to play James Bond. To help this introduction of Daniel Craig’s character, composer David Arnold returns to a very orchestrally-based score and specifically doesn’t use the James Bond theme until the very end of the movie. There are hints of the theme throughout the film, but he carefully waits until the end credits before allowing it to be played in full. Arnold also co-wrote the title theme-song, "You Know My Name", and weaves this melody throughout his score. Finally, there is a wonderful love theme for Vesper which helps to make her relationship with Bond extra special.
I am so excited to be conducting Casino Royale live in concert, since the music of the 007 films has been a huge part of my musical life. John Barry, who scored most of the original Bond films, was a big inspiration for me as a young boy growing up, and after I heard David Arnold’s score to Stargate, I completely fell in love with film music. To have these elements now come together in one concert is a dream come true! I think it will also be a real thrill for fans, since Casino Royale is highly regarded as one of the best Bond films of all time and Arnold’s score is one of my absolute favorites.