Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced Ghostbusters Live In Concert, a special screening of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters featuring a live orchestra.
“This is a completely new way to experience the timeless classic Ghostbusters with live accompaniment from symphony orchestras,” added Adrian Smith, president, Sony Pictures Releasing.
The film’s orchestrator, Peter Bernstein, will serve as guest conductor at each of the performances.
“I am deeply excited to be able to bring Ghostbusters Live to the concert hall,” said Peter Bernstein. “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.”
To make the event happen, Sony teamed up with Columbia Pictures, Ghost Corps, and Schirmer Theatrical.
“I’m thrilled to be presenting Ghostbusters with a live focus on Elmer Bernstein’s brilliant score,” said Ivan Reitman, principal, Ghost Corps. “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.”
“Ghostbusters Live in Concert promises to be an extraordinary film with live orchestra experience for audiences of all ages,” said Schirmer Theatrical President, Robert Thompson. “What makes this particular production unique is that both the film’s director, Ivan Reitman, along with Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the film and son of Elmer Bernstein, are directly involved in creating this show, along with the wonderful team at Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps. We’re all very excited to bring Ghostbusters Live to international audiences.”
Ghostbusters Live in Concert will hit select venues this fall.