Get Ready for a Magical Holiday Cine-Concert Experience with John Williams’ Timeless Score for Home Alone!

Mark your calendars for HOME ALONE in cine-concert version taking place next December 1st and 2nd at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of La Place des Arts.

Embark on a journey into the enchanting world of holiday magic with this extraordinary cine-concert event, presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions that promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, heartwarming moments, highlighted by the timeless melodies of the iconic composer John Williams.

Williams brings his award-winning touch to the beloved family comedy classic that has become synonymous with the holiday season.

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox
Place des Arts will be transformed into a winter wonderland, setting the stage for an immersive musical journey.

Live Symphony Orchestra:

Renowned for his masterful compositions, John Williams has crafted a charming and delightful score that perfectly complements the on-screen antics of Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a rambunctious 8-year-old who has to defend his home against two bungling thieves, Williams’ music adds an extra layer of magic to the classic tale.

The live symphony orchestra will bring Williams’ score to life, playing in perfect harmony with the on-screen action. The live-to-picture performance creates a unique and immersive experience, making you feel like part of the Home Alone adventure.

Holiday Family Fun:

Home Alone is not just a movie; it’s a holiday tradition. The combination of hilarious slapstick comedy and heartwarming moments makes it the perfect family-friendly event. Share the joy of Kevin McCallister’s misadventures with the ones you love and create lasting memories this holiday season.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the magic of Home Alone like never before. Whether you’re a fan of John Williams’ brilliant compositions, a devotee of holiday classics, or simply looking for a heartwarming evening out, this concert is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Purchase your tickets now and make this holiday season truly unforgettable!

HOME ALONE cine-concert Event Details:

Date: December 1 and 2, 2023
Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Producer/Presenter: Attila Glatz Concert Productions
Language: English with French surtitles
Film Release Year: 1990
Film Studio: Twentieth Century Fox


Interview with Maestro Evan Mitchell

Maestro Evan Mitchell
  1. How do you approach the process of synchronizing live music with a film to enhance the overall cinematic experience? Is it easy to play over vocals?

It is different than preparing a symphony or even a concerto with a soloist because when you’re working with film, it’s exactly the same every time. The good thing about this is that the film is predictable, you know exactly what’s going to happen next. But the downside is that the film doesn’t adjust if you’re a little fast or a little slow, so you have to focus all the time on being exactly where you should be. The orchestra will be amplified a little bit so there will be a sound engineer to make sure everything is easy to hear, including vocals.

  1. Home Alone is not primarily a musical… What criteria do you take into account when choosing a particular film for a cine-concert?

The movie studios have taken most films that have interesting scores and turned them into presentations that can be done live in concert, and I think the most successful ones are the films that have remained popular over the years but also have excellent music. The pairing of these two factors is really what makes a live in concert film successful.

  1. Could you share some thoughts on the creative challenges and opportunities of directing a cine-concert as opposed to a traditional orchestral performance?

Even after having done dozens of these types of performances, I still enjoy the challenge of keeping everything perfectly in sync. I have the knowledge and preparation I’ve done in getting things ready, and my only point of reference is my video monitor, and the orchestra’s only point of reference is me on the podium. It’s incredible that it’s possible to perform this way and have amazing and tight musical experiences.

  1. What movie would you choose for a future cine-concert?

I haven’t yet had the joy of conducting any of the Star Wars films live in concert, I very much would love to conduct any film of the series.

*Thanks to Maestro Evan Mitchell for taking the time to answer my questions