Star Wars: In Concert

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Dirk Brossé conducts during the Laser Show

Star Wars: In Concert, previously called Star Wars: A Musical Journey, is a series of concerts featuring a symphony orchestra and choir, along with footage from the Star Wars saga films displayed on a large LED screen at three stories tall. The screen is set to live performances of the Star Wars score composed by John Williams.[1] The first performance took place in the O2 Arena in London, England and was attended by approximately 20,000 fans. The first North American tour started in Anaheim, California on October 1, 2009, and the second and most recent North American tour ended in London, Ontario on July 25, 2010. The concerts are narrated by Anthony Daniels,[2] conducted by Dirk Brossé, and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. James Earl Jones provides his voice for Daniel's introduction. The concert uses selected compositions from the Star Wars saga starting with The Phantom Menace and ending with the Return of the Jedi with an intermission between the 2 trilogies. Although the musical selections are presented in order according to episode, the film clips do not correlate to the film the music is from, but correlate thematically.

Scenes[edit]

Set One[edit]

Intermission[edit]

The first set is followed by a twenty-minute intermission. The second set is preceded by a laser-light show that is synchronized with "Clash of the Lightsabers".

Set Two[edit]

  • A Narrow Escape: "Asteroid Field"
  • A Defender Emerges: "Leia's Theme"
  • An Unlikely Alliance: "Tales of a Jedi Knight"/"Cantina Band"
  • A Jedi Is Trained: "Yoda's Theme"
  • A Strike For Freedom: "TIE Fighter Attack"
  • A Bond Unbroken: "Luke and Leia"
  • Sanctuary Moon: "Forest Battle"
  • A Life Redeemed: "Light of the Force"
  • A New Day Dawns: "Throne Room/End Credits"

Encore[edit]

Prop Exhibit[edit]

Kit Fisto costume from Episode II

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