DreamWorks Animation characters join concert tour

Music from DreamWorks Animation films such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon will be featured in a concert tour.

DreamWorks Animation in Concert will be performed by the UK’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Ireland’s RTE Concert Orchestra.

The symphony orchestras will play music scores by Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and others.

Famous moments from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more will be projected in HD onto a big screen as the music is played live.

Carol Nygren, worldwide live entertainment vice-president at Universal Brand Development, said: “We are excited to bring the stunning music of DreamWorks Animation composers to life on stage to be showcased in this great and fun event for music and movie fans of all ages.”

Justin Freer, president of CineConcerts and producer/conductor of DreamWorks Animation in Concert, added: “DreamWorks has brought such delight to families around the globe with their vibrant characters and adventurous stories.

“What carries us through these charismatic experiences is the inspired and fitting music.

“To be able to showcase the music in a movie-like environment is an entertainment memory we hope lasts forever.”

The tour starts on November 28 at The SSE Arena, Belfast, then moves on to The SSE Arena, Wembley, London; The SSE Hydro, Glasgow; Motorpoint Arena Cardiff; Liverpool Echo Arena; Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham; and 3Arena, Dublin.