10th, 11th and 12th of December 2019
The Sun Arena at Times Square in Pretoria
Disney’s The Lion King LIVE in Concert
I’m sure that by now you have seen the ads on TV about the Disney’s The Lion King LIVE In Concert with The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Last night, I was invited to the rehearsal show. Man alive, what an experience! The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra has just taken the Lion King up a few levels! It’s definitely an experience not to be missed. Also, did I mention that it’s family-friendly 🙂
In The Lion King LIVE In Concert, the all-new Disney film that was released a few months ago, will come to life on an epic scale as it’s screened and accompanied LIVE by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Disney and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra brings you even more magic in a perfectly synchronised live orchestral performance.
This unique family entertainment experience combines the screening of Disney’s The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau with the epic live orchestral performance of Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s original motion picture soundtrack that also features South African legend Lebo M.
Disney’s 2019 release of The Lion King features the voices of artists such as South African Dr John Kani, as well as James Earl-Jones, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and Beyoncé bringing the unforgettable host of characters to life.
“Now begins another tale told about my continent, about my country, about my people and about my heritage. These animals are mine. That’s what the great generations of my ancestors left to me to inherit and when that story is told I feel SO proud that the world is listening to Africa,” says Dr John Kani. “It warms my heart knowing that it’s now being taken to even greater heights as an all new live orchestral experience – I cannot wait for local audiences to experience The Lion King in this way,” he added.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, which has always provided the best of local and international soloists and conductors will add harmony to the new film. The Orchestra epitomises the highest standards and world class skills in performing arts.
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) was formed in May 2000 by a group of committed and resilient musicians following the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra. It has continued to consistently perform regular series of Symphony Seasons, attracting the best international and local soloists and conductors, as well as being the orchestra of choice for State functions in Gauteng.
- The film is presented, on a 13mx7m projection screen, its full duration of 118 minutes and accompanied by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra throughout. Computicket is the official ticketing partner.
Are you going to see the Lion King LIVE in concert with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra?
10, 11 & 12 December 2019 at The Sun Arena, Times Square Pretoria.
Here’s an opportunity to add an unforgettable experience to your family festivities this month.