Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Peter Davison To Host Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Legendary Fifth Doctor Peter Davison is heading to Australia and New Zealand next year as the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular returns,  bigger and better than before with a new show based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms in the UK. Peter will host the show which will also feature specially filmed links from Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, who recently had a cameo role in the acclaimed 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor.

Peter said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Australia and New Zealand as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour, as well as coming face to face with any Daleks or Cybermen who may turn up along the way. The music of Doctor Who is amazing, and nothing can compare to hearing it performed 'live' by orchestras of the calibre of the Melbourne, Queensland and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.”

Also taking to the stage at the Plenary Hall Melbourne, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and TSB Bank Arena in Wellington is renowned conductor Ben Foster.   Ben has orchestrated and conducted Murray Gold's music for Doctor Who since 2005, comprising 83 episodes to date, as well as concerts at the BBC Proms, Doctor Who Live and previous performances of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

A musical celebration of the iconic BBC series, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music, accompanied by specially edited sequences of Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor on the big screen. A host of monsters including the spine-chilling Silence and the awe-inspiring Daleks and Cybermen will add to the electric atmosphere. Inspired by the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2014 show will feature all-new content - including the latest music from the 50th Anniversary episode and forthcoming Christmas episode The Time of the Doctor, Matt Smith’s final performance as The Doctor. It will also feature a look back at some of the previous Doctors, music from the last five decades, as well as performances of some audience favourites from the 2012 show.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular 2014 Tour
Melbourne concerts
Date: Friday 31 January at 7:30pm and Saturday 1 February at 2pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane concerts
Date: Saturday 8 February at 7.30pm
Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Wellington concerts
Date: Friday 21 February at 6.30pm and Saturday 22 February at 2pm and 6.30pm
Venue: TSB Bank Arena

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