In a cinema first, the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, is coming to Blackpool Odeon’s 3D cinema screen today in a concert from Singapore’s spectacular Esplanade Concert Hall, interspersed with pictures of the city and its people, specially conceived to be a visual complement to the music.
The film develops a series of miniature stories based on the composer’s original titles of the movements midday, sunset, midnight, that translate the music into 3D scenes.
As many as eight 3D and HD cameras were used, with cameramen and technicians from all over the world.
This large-scale project also received considerable local support in terms of personnel and equipment.
The innovative 3D-technology makes it possible to employ completely new perspectives, so that every cinema-goer can experience the concert not only from the front row of the stalls, but also from a seat in the middle of the orchestra.
Colin Alexander, general manager of the Blackpool Odeon, said “We are excited to be presenting another first for the Fylde – the world’s first classical concert screened in cinemas in 3D.”
Berliner Philharmoniker – A Musical Journey in 3D’ is screening today, at 2pm, and Monday, May 16, at 8pm.
Tickets are available to purchase on www.odeon.co.uk, via the Odeon Plus Culture booking line on 0871 224 891, or by calling in at the box office.