THE ORCHESTRA of Opera North will be joined by nationally-known film buff Andrew Collins for a blockbuster celebration of the art of the film soundtrack.

From Hollywood With Love will be compered by the writer, Radio Times film editor and presenter of Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies.

The concert will be at Huddersfield Town Hall on January 25 and Leeds Town Hall on February 4.

Andrew will introduce a programme of soundtracks from movie blockbusters and lesser-known gems, performed by the orchestra under renowned Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg.

Themes include The Thief of Bagdad, Gone with the Wind, North by Northwest, The Godfather, Star Wars and Superman.

Celebrated pianist Ian Buckle will join the orchestra.

Andrew said: “Playing two hours of the best film music every week on Classic FM is a dream job. But to host a live show with an ensemble as pre-eminent as the Orchestra of Opera North at venues as fine as these is icing on an already iced cake.

“You can tell the story of the 20th century through the film music in this concert. From black-and-white to Technicolor with Korngold’s swashbuckling score for Captain Blood, to Max Steiner’s epic romantic sweep for Gone with the Wind; from the 1950s glamour of Hitchcock’s North By Northwest and Bernard Herrmann’s locomotive score to the crowd-pleasing fanfares of John Williams in the 1970s and 80s.

Visit or call 01484 225755 for Huddersfield tickets, and visit or call 0113 376 0318 for Leeds tickets.