"The greatest film saga of all-time ... and the greatest film music ever composed" — it's a grand pairing at the heart of an orchestral multi-media event scheduled for Fri. Nov. 6 at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Produced by Another Planet Touring in association with Lucasfilm Ltd., the world-wide Star Wars: In Concert tour features music from all six of composer John Williams' epic Star Wars scores, huge-screen video from all six films, a full-scale symphony-orchestra, a full choir, and narration. An exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, and production artwork will be on hand as well.
"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," says Star Wars creator George Lucas in a recent press release. "The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams' 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," says 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."
Tickets for Star Wars: In Concert go on sale Fri. Oct. 2nd at 10 a.m. for $35, $55, and $75 at the Coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at ticketmaster.com.