Blog Archive

Blog Archives

James orchestrated Alan Menken’s outstanding score for Disney’s live action Aladdin.

Earlier in the year James orchestrated Lesley Barber’s brilliant score for Late Night.

Back in April James conducted the RLPO in a concert of music from the ‘Star Wars Saga’. This generous letter from John Williams was read out to the audience.

James will be guest conducting the RTE Symphony Orchestra. Dublin June 14th 2019

Film Concerts Live! proudly presents Casino Royale in Concert, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Golwyn Mayer Studios (MGM). For the first time ever, audiences will experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by a full symphony orchestra

London’s up-coming west end musical ‘Broken Wings’ announce James Shearman as the show’s Musical Supervisor

James will be joining the creative team as ‘musical supervisor’ for the up-coming London west end musical ‘Broken Wings’. The show will open at the Haymarket Theatre from the 1st to the 4th of August 2018. The new musical is

See James conducting Patrick Doyle’s score for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in the ‘Music of Murder’ featured on the newly released DVD of the film.

British conductor James Shearman returns to conduct the Qatar Philharmonic for 2018-2019 season.

In December 2017 British conductor James Shearman performed two concerts with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, one of which was the final event of the ‘Qatar British Festival 2017’. The two concerts featured Holst’s ‘The Planets’, and a selection of British

James Shearman’s performance with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra for ‘Hollywood in Vienna -2017’ will be broadcast to over 30 terrotories worldwide.

Back in September 2017 James shared the conducting duties with the great John Mauceri for the 10th anniversary concert (Fairy Tales with Danny Elfman) of the world renowned film music gala ‘Hollywood in Vienna’. Read ‘Sound of the movies’ Editor

James will be guest conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of Music from the Star Wars Saga. April 27th 2019

A long time ago in galaxy far, far away…. John Williams created one of the greatest scores in movie history. Tonight the full Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Marc Silk – better known as Aks Moe from The

Find out about James’s current projects March 2017

James has recently conducted the scores for two French movies. ‘Zombillenium’, a brilliant new animated movie directed by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord, with a thrilling score by Eric Neveux and ‘La Belle Et La Meute’ which has a very

Manchester By The Sea Original Soundtrack Album

Last year I Orchestrated and wrote some string arrangements for Lesley Barber’s beautiful, minimalist score for ‘Manchester by the Sea’, directed by Kenneth Lonergan. It has been amazing to see this relatively small $8.5 million budget film gather momentum week

James on orchestrating Alan Menken’s score for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Back in the beginning of last summer, I had a call from my friend and long-time (Oscar winning) colleague Chris Benstead, asking me if I was free to orchestrate Alan Menken’s underscore for Beauty and the Beast. The arrangements for

James on conducting & orchestrating Patrick Doyle’s score for upcoming British film ‘A United Kingdom’.

“Back in April I joined Patrick Doyle in orchestrating his new Score for the upcoming British period biopic movie ‘A United Kingdom’. Directed by Amma Asante and starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, the film is based on the true-life

James conducts Puccini, Morricone and more for Jonathan Antoine’s brilliant new album ‘Believe’

Jonathan Antoine - Believe

Back in Late April James conducted the English studio orchestra, accompanying the brilliant young tenor Jonathan Antoine for his new album ‘Believe’. James; “I loved recording this album for Jonathan, the repertoire was wonderful, ranging from Puccini’s ‘Che Gelida Manina’

James will make his Katara Opera House debut with the Qatar philharmonic . Sept. 26th 2016

James will make his Qatar conducting debut at the Katara Opera House, Doha with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir on September 26th 2016. The program, ‘Patrick Doyle – Shakespeare In Concert’ features electrifying music by the Academy Award Nominated

James on orchestrating Lesley Barber’s 2016 Film Score ‘Manchester by the Sea’.

James is currently arranging and orchestrating Lesley Barber’s latest score for ‘Manchester by the Sea’, written and Directed by Oscar – Nominated filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler, and co-produced by Matt Damon.

James Conducting ‘Patrick Doyle – Shakespeare In Concert’, Walt Disney Theatre Orlando Florida April 16th 2016

James will be conducting a performance of ‘Patrick Doyle – Shakespeare In Concert’ in the new Walt Disney Theatre within the Dr Phillips Centre for the Performing Arts, Orlando Florida on April 16th 2016. The concert features actors from the

Ten New International Concerts added to James’ 2016 Concert Schedule.

10 new international concerts have been added to James’ 2016 concert schedule. James will be conducting performances in Doha Qatar, London Uk, Orlando USA, Prague Czech Republic and Taipei Taiwan. Details of all concerts will be announced shortly on the

‘Star Wars’ . 22nd December. Rudolfinum Hall, Prague

James returns as guest conductor of the Prague Philharmonia

‘Patrick Doyle – Shakespeare in Concert’. 21st August 2015

James will appear as guest Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia on August 21st 2015