Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 17:00

The music of some of the most celebrated animated films of recent years is to be performed at the Eden Project on July 5 at the acclaimed Pixar in Concert show.

The show, a breathtaking blend of live music and animation, will take place on the main stage at Eden against the backdrop of the Biomes. It will feature the Disney Concert Orchestra performing music from 13 Disney Pixar films in front of a giant screen displaying high-definition clips of the movies.

The music has been specially arranged for the show, based on the original scores by Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman and Patrick Doyle. The arrangements take the audience on a magical journey through the Pixar back catalogue.

This will be the first UK performance of the show since its debut in this country at London’s Royal Albert Hall in February, the first ever outdoor show in the UK and the only performance in the South West this summer. Pixar in Concert is embarking on a global tour in 2014, featuring music from some of the world’s best orchestras.

Pixar in Concert will feature scores from all of the studio’s films, including the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Up and The Incredibles.

The Disney Concert Orchestra comprises some of the finest orchestral musicians in the UK, many of whom perform regularly with leading orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra.

The DCO performed to over 60,000 people at The Magic of Disney In Concert, which headlined the Queen's Jubilee Festival in Hyde Park.

In addition to the concert, ticket-holders will also get access to the Eden Project for the day of the show.

Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, said: “After its amazing UK debut at the Royal Albert Hall, Pixar in Concert at the Eden Project is set to be a very special show.

“Millions of people in the UK have grown up with Pixar films, from 1995’s groundbreaking Toy Story to more recent releases such as the Cars series, Brave and the wonderful Up. The music of these films is a big part of their charm and emotional impact.

“Seeing a full orchestra perform is a very special experience and this show is a great opportunity to introduce that spectacle to children, with music and characters from their favourite films.”

Eden Project Local Pass holders will have access to a special early bird offer, which goes on sale at 6pm on Wednesday April 30. Early bird tickets are available in limited numbers and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. They are priced at £30 for adults, £22.50 for children and £95 for a family of two adults and two children.

Tickets will go on general sale at 6pm on Thursday May 1, priced £32.50 for adults, £25 for children and £105 for a family of two adults and two children.

Tickets can be bought by calling the Eden box office on 01726 811972. People who would like early bird tickets should have their Locals Pass to hand when calling.

All tickets include entry to the Eden Project from 9.30am with the show starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 9.40pm. There will be a 30 minute interval.

For more information, see www.edenproject.com/pixar.