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Photo credit: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo by Alice Whitby)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to release new ‘Symphonic Suites’ album

An 81-piece orchestra will perform newly-orchestrated suites from three Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of West End musicals reopening from next month, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber album will showcase the best of his musical catalogue. Titled Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites, an 81-piece orchestra will play newly-orchestrated suites from three musicals, with the album being released this summer.

The symphonic album will feature music from three of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals: Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. Speaking about the album, Lloyd Webber said: "For over a year now, we have lived without the joy of live music. To bring an 81-piece orchestra into the new Theatre Royal Drury Lane for this first performance on the biggest stage in London, feels like a momentous step forward.

As we fight to bring performers back to work and theatres back to life, I hope that this album might now take on a new meaning: the music which represents the triumphant and hopeful return of live music, theatre and entertainment across the world."

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites was recorded at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The West End theatre will reopen with Frozen starring Samantha Barks, following two years of refurbishment works.

Later this year, the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will reopen at the London Palladium, newly starring Alexandra Burke, while Killian Donnelly stars in The Phantom of the Opera which continues its run at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites will be released in September 2021.

Photo credit: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo by Alice Whitby)

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