The original Ghostbusters will be kicking off a live concert series this fall with stops in several cities around the world. Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of the late Ghostbusters composer Elmer Bernstein, will conduct local orchestras for the screening of the classic film.
Peter Bernstein couldn’t be more pleased to keep his father’s legacy alive in such a cool way:
“I am deeply excited to be able to bring Ghostbusters Live to the concert hall. Working for my father as an orchestrator all those years ago was a unique and wonderful time. To be able to bring that score back to life and conduct it is thrilling both professionally and personally.”
Ivan Reitman just couldn’t wait to talk about it:
“I’m thrilled to be presenting Ghostbusters with a live focus on Elmer Bernstein’s brilliant score. I’ve always felt that his remarkable music was the magical glue that held together the film’s unique mixture of funny, mysterious, and scary.”
Awesome news. I hope the tour brings them to the Netherlands. One of out main orchestra's (the Rotterdam Philharmonic no less) has been eyeing film score performances for some time now, so I'm hopeful. Wonder how the electronics will be handled.
I can't wait to find out what they'll be doing with the songs thought, they'll probably be tracked in, but that doesn't do them enough justice. Especially Mick Smiley's Magic, which functions as part of the score. Even more than Ray Parker jr.'s song.
Also, that one time that there's explicit diegetic music – when Ray and Winston are in the car discussing judgement day and they turn on the radio for diversion – it's Elmer's. That should be a weird moment.
I hope there's a London one, especially after a certain British TV ad....
God I hate those ads. Not because of what they are, they're quite clever. It's just that when Mrs TG and I were looking to buy a house for the first time, Halifax wouldn't agree the valuation. So they won't approve a mortgage for two young insurance professionals with regular income, yet they'll give one to an overseas-domiciled cartoon cat. Bastards.
I wonder how the score will be presented. Will it include some or all of the deleted score, like the opening credits, or parts of cues that were replaced by songs. Will electronics be performed live? Will song parts be done? Will the hotel and restaurant source cues (not yet officially released bee the short edits used in the film and thus end abruptly?