Jaws in Concert – presented by the RSNO and EIFF

Fri 22 Jun 2018, 7.30PM
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Ernst van Tiel Conductor

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall…

The original summer movie blockbuster, with the Academy Award®-winning score by composer John Williams, Jaws in Concert is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience – especially when the Orchestra is the Royal Scottish National Orchestra!

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an instantly recognisable and unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

The RSNO and EIFF are delighted to bring audiences the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing John Williams' entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

Certificate 12A: Not suitable for under 12s, unless accompanied by an adult.


£59, £49, £39, £29



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Ernst  van Tiel

Ernst van Tiel Conductor

During and immediately after his time as a student at the Conservatory of Utrecht studying percussion and piano, Ernst van Tiel conducted various Dutch broadcasting orchestras, including the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra. Building up a firm musical partnership with these orchestras he subsequently conducted on many of their classical and jazz music recordings. Ernst Van Tiel conducted the Brussels Philharmonic’s recording of the original score for the film The Artist by Ludovic Bource. Winning five Oscars, seven BAFTAs, three Golden Globes and six César awards, with an award from each for Bource’s original composition, the film is now touring internationally with live orchestra accompaniment. Van Tiel is the conductor for each guest orchestra and has conducted performances of The Artist across the world, with orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra (Royal Albert Hall), Rotterdam Philharmonic (De Doelen) and Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival) as well as conducting performances of other ciné-concerts including West Side Story with the Orchestre National de Lyon.