Star Wars In Concert
Airs Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, March 5, 2010
Photo by Nathan Gibbs / KPBS
"Star Wars In Concert" is a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic "Star Wars" scores.
The production features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED super-screen – one of the largest ever put on tour. The live music and film elements are synchronized, creating a full multi-media, one-of-kind "Star Wars" experience.
“We’ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. “The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams’ creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films.”
- Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego
- Friday, May 28, 2010
- 7 p.m.
- Age Requirement: All ages
- Cost: $200
“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,” said Williams. “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.”
Accompanying the concert is an exclusive exhibit of "Star Wars" costumes, props, artifacts, production artwork and specially created behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Many of these pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time ever. The exhibit features many classic fan favorite artifacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen items, including:
• Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.
• For the first time ever, pages from John Williams' original hand-written sheet music for "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" will be exhibited for the public.
• Also on display will be various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.
View more photos from the "Star Wars" special that was taped in the KPBS Studio.
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