WLIW21 presents an exclusive premiere from a galaxy far, far away…
The new broadcast special Star Wars in Concert offers a behind-the-scenes look at the multimedia world tour Star Wars™: in Concert, featuring music from all six of John Williams’s epic Star Wars scores performed live by a full symphony orchestra and choir. The concert is accompanied by specially edited footage from all six films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen – one of the largest ever put on tour. Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO), the live music and film elements are synchronized in order to create a full multimedia, one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience. The tour also marks the debut of the new Yoda – previewed in the broadcast special Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m., which features rehearsal and performance footage from the multimedia event’s world premiere at the O2 Arena in London on April 10 and 11, 2009.
“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’s creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films.”
“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.”
The Star Wars in Concert broadcast special also previews the exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts, and production artwork — many of which are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time — that accompanies the concert tour, which will come to Nassau Coliseum November 21.
Watch an extended preview of Star Wars: in Concert
Donate now for a pair of floor tickets to Star Wars™: in Concert Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum.
Donate now for a pair of floor tickets to Star Wars™: in Concert Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum.
Donate now for The Six Star Wars Films soundtrack CD.
Encore presentations of Star Wars™: in Concert air Saturday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 18 at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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