Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars in Concert’

Star Wars in Concert: San Jose

Bonnie Burton | October 11, 2009

(Photo by Matt Martin)

Now that Star Wars in Concert is in full swing, touring around the United States, we’re excited to see what fans are saying about the spectacular show.

During the Star Wars in Concert performance in San Jose, Lucasfilm’s own Matt Martin showed fans images during the performance as well as of the Star Wars props and costumes on display.

(Photo by Matt Martin)
“Across the Stars at Star Wars in Concert!”

(Photo by Matt Martin)
“Imperial March at Star Wars in Concert!”

(Photo by Matt Martin)
“Leia’s theme at Star Wars in Concert!”


Star Wars in Concert: Los Angeles

Bonnie Burton | October 11, 2009

(Photo by Rob Sheridan)

As the Star Wars in Concert tours around the United States, it’s always fun for us to see what fans are saying about the spectacular show.

During the Star Wars in Concert performance in Los Angeles, George Lucas and a few other celebs came to be wowed by the show.

Below are some of the comments and photos from director/photographer Rob Sheridan, director Kyle Newman and C-3PO himself Anthony Daniels.


Star Wars: In Concert Opens

Pete Vilmur | October 2, 2009


While The Clone Wars second season premiere debuts tonight, a second major Star Wars event is also making a debut of sorts, although it had a one night head start on Clone Wars — yup, Star Wars: In Concert opened its US tour last night at Anaheim’s Honda Center in California, and continues with a second performance tonight (that’s a double-hit for fans attending the concert and taping the Clone Wars premiere at home!)

Last night, thousands of audience members got to witness a brand new Star Wars experience for the first time in the US, one that included not only a live orchestra and choir conducted magnificently by Dirk Brossé, but also synchronized footage from all six Star Wars movies beaming from a huge high-def LED super-screen, a recorded intro by Vader voice actor James Earl Jones, and a brilliant series of introductions for each musical piece performed live by actor Anthony Daniels, who was able to thread the sequence of scores into a singular narrative spanning Episodes I-VI (in that order). Oh, and there were a few lasers and pyrotechnics thrown in for good measure.

Photo by David Iskra

While the narrative unfolded in episode order, the selected musical pieces roughly followed chronologically as well, but not exactly. For the Star Wars audiophiles out there, here’s the themes in the order played:


Star Wars: In Concert — Rehearsal, Exhibit, and Merch

Pete Vilmur | October 1, 2009


The rehearsals for tonight’s performance of Star Wars: In Concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim have concluded, and we’ve updated our Flickr series with a bunch of fresh imagery straight from the stage, exhibit, and merchandise booth!

Even in rehearsals, the stage presentation is awesome — brilliant, sharp imagery, live orchestra, synchronized lighting effects — a fully-immersive experience. The prop exhibit includes a few gems we’ve never seen on display before — can you pick them out? And there’s a whole bunch of new merchandise available exclusively to concert-goers at this event, many of which we’re sharing in the Flickr series — so what are you waiting for? Head on over now!



Be sure to check back tomorrow for a full write-up on tonight’s performance of Star Wars: In Concert — it is stacking up to be one unforgettable night!

Star Wars: In Concert Comes Together

Pete Vilmur | October 1, 2009


While we wait for Star Wars: In Concert final rehearsals today at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, we are able to share some photos snapped by Lucasfilm associate David Iskra who was on-hand earlier while the orchestra rehearsed and the exhibit was being set up. Check out his set of photos at the Official Star Wars Blog at Flickr, and stay tuned for updates on the concert’s debut this evening here at the Official Star Wars Blog!


Star Wars Music: Best. Music. Ever.

Pablo Hidalgo | September 24, 2009

Our friends at (published by Titan Magazines, the same folks who produce Star Wars Insider) let us know that Star Wars music is the best thing ever.

We already knew that, so they clarified: John Williams’ unforgettable score has been declared the best science fiction movie soundtrack of all time in a poll conducted by their site.

The classic score edged out James Horner’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of KHAAAAAN!, and Vangelis’ Blade Runner for the top slot. Also in the top five were Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Star Trek: The Motion Picture (which gave The Next Generation its imminently hummable title theme) and Queen’s score to Flash (aaAAAaah!) Gordon.

The remainder of the top ten consisted of up-and-comers Richard and Johann Strauss along with György Ligeti for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bernard Herrman for the Keanu-less version of The Day the Earth Stood Still; John Williams again for Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Horner again for Aliens and Vince DiCola and Stan Bush for Transformers: The Movie. (You can win if you dare!)

If you can’t get enough of John Williams’ score, be sure to track the traveling Star Wars: In Concert tour as it works its way across the U.S. before moving on to international venues.


Final Top Ten:

1. Star Wars (John Williams)

2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

3. Blade Runner (Vangelis)

4. Star Trek the Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)

5. Flash Gordon (Queen)

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard and Johann Strauss, György Ligeti)

7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann)

8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams)

9. Aliens (James Horner)

10. Transformers: The Movie (Vince DiCola / Stan Bush)