“Joker” Gets Live Concert Experience

Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker"

Watching Joker in the theaters was a truly cinematic experience, but what if you could see it with a live orchestra playing the score? Well, that’s no longer a distant dream, since this box office hit is getting a live-in-concert run.

The first live Joker event will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London on April 30th, and will tour the UK until July. It’s expected to expand to various international locations, but the dates and further details are yet to be announced.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, who already won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for writing the original score for this movie, said she’s excited that the audience will get a chance to experience Joker this way. “I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions,” she said in a statement.

Director Todd Phillips echoed her words and said this is a wonderful way for audiences to experience her haunting and immersive score.