The Lion King Roars to Life!
If you haven't gotten around to seeing Disney's 2019 live action re-make of The Lion King, here is your chance. Kick off the December holidays with a screening of The Lion King live at Sun Arena Time Square in Pretoria. Accompanied by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, this will be a movie experience unlike any other you have had before. As the action unfolds on the big screen, audiences will be swept up in a symphony of sound. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform composer Hans Zimmer’s original motion picture soundtrack, which also features South African legend Lebo M.
Conducted by the acclaimed Eddie Clayton, the JPO will bring this Disney Classic to life on stage in perfect synchronicity. Clayton says:
"I have always loved The Lion King, from the first moment I saw the original movie and when I took my family to the new 2019 version I was captivated all over again. Needless to say when I got the call to conduct Disney’s The Lion King Live in Concert - I couldn’t believe it! The whole concept of watching the movie with a live 84 piece symphony orchestra is simply a dream come true and to be conducting Hans Zimmer’s score is both an honour and privilege. I am also incredibly excited to be working with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra again. As the premier orchestra in South Africa, I know that this wonderful orchestra is going to bring Walt Disney’s story, quite literally, to life."
The monumental 84 piece orchestra comprises 50 string players, 11 woodwinds, 13 brass, 1 harp, 6 percussion, 1 guitarist, 1 electric bass and a keyboard! Established in 2000, the JPO includes some of the best South African and international instrumentalists, receiving frequent global acclaim. They have also been chosen as the orchestra of choice for State functions in Gauteng. Having achieved multiple accolades, they are certain to deliver a flawless reproduction of the great Oscar and GRAMMY winning composer Hans Zimmer’s original motion picture soundtrack from the all-new 2019 film.
So be prepared... to let the soaring orchestral sounds transport you into Simba’s playful world with all its adventure, love and loyalty, as well as the jealousy, threats and danger of their wicked and wily foes. The Lion King Live in concert is the perfect family-fun activity for the holidays. So, bring the kids along and Hakuna Matata!
When Is It?
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - Thursday, 12 December 2019.
Where Is It?
Sun Arena Time Square, 209 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R200 -R595 per person. Get yours on Computicket.
**Tickets go on sale as of Tuesday, 27 August 2019.
For more information
Visit the JPO's website for more information and updates on the event - jpo.co.za
Contact them on 27 11 484 0446 or via email at [email protected]