RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK with Live Music by The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra March 17 – 19th
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK screens with live music accompaniment by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra March 27-29th at Powell Hall in St. Louis (718 N Grand Blvd)
I’ve often said there’s nothing better than watching silent movies with live music, but what about watching sound movies with live music? When the movie is RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and the score is being performed by the award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, it just becomes one of those events that can’t be missed. Justin Freer conducts John William’s beloved score performed live by the STL Symphony with Steven Spielberg’s’s adventure classic shown from the Powell Hall stage beginning at 7pm Friday March 17 and 18, and 2pm Sunday March 19th.
Check out this trailer for the event:
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s first ode to the serial adventure is still a densely atmospheric, loaded thrill ride. Indiana Jones is such a fascinating, larger-than-life personality that he outright demands our attention when he’s on the screen (which is about 95% of the time) and, even when we think we’ve got him figured out, still manages to surprise us. Casting Harrison Ford was absolutely crucial, though, because without his off-the-chart levels of confidence and charisma, the character wouldn’t have been able to get away with half the things he does or says. Although it trots the globe, seemingly without rest, the plot is actually very well-paced and wisely gives the cold shoulder to any hint of overwrought back-story or origin. We’re having enough fun in the present, so why get caught up in anything more complicated than “He’s a professor who moonlights as a tomb raider”? Quick-witted and funny when appropriate, exciting and unpredictable the rest of the time, it manages a near-perfect blend of realism and fantasy.
You can enjoy RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK again on the big screen when it plays with live music accompaniment by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra beginning at 7pm March 17th and 18th, and 2pm Sunday March 19th at Powell Hall in St. Louis (718 N Grand Blvd)
Ticket information can be found HERE