Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Star Wars Concert Series Begins October 1

It may not be the Star Wars news that fans are waiting for—like, for an example, an update on that live-action television series we’ve heard so much about—but Lucasfilm announced July 23 that a national concert series featuring music from all six films will begin on October 1 in Anaheim, California. The production premiered at London’ s O2 Arena in April, and is conducted by Dirk Brossé.

Star Wars
: In Concert is narrated live by C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, and features a full symphony orchestra and choir. Specially-edited footage from the films will accompany the production, displayed on a three-story high-definition LED screen, delivering a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

“Creating the music for the Star Wars films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in Star Wars: In Concert,” acclaimed composer John Williams said in a statement. “The editors at Lucasfilm have created original film montages to accompany each of the musical selections, and in the process, I believe that a singular and unique Star Wars experience has been born.”

Star Wars
: In Concert will also feature an exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artwork and other artifacts from the Lucasfilm Archives.

I’m confident that Williams’ extraordinary music is one of the major reasons why the Star Wars saga is so beloved by so many people, and it’s exciting that his work—arguably some of the best in film history—is being showcased in this fashion. For more information on the production, including tour dates and venues, visit StarWarsInConcert.com.

1 comment:

Doomed True Believer said...

Ya know what I'd like to see? if they did the whole movie(s) like this on the big screen with a live orchestra!! Yup