23, 2009 - Star WarsTM: In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring
music from all six of John Williams' epic Star Wars scores, begins
its worldwide arena tour on October 1, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim,
Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in
all six films), the production features a full symphony orchestra
and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films
displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen
- one of the largest ever put on tour. The live music and film elements
are synchronized in order to create 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."
"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."
This event has been crafted to present Star Wars from many points
of view; for the first time, the full dramatic sweep of Williams'
iconic scores can be heard performed live in one evening," said
Another Planet Touring Producer Spencer Churchill." "The
show is a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga."
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. The exhibit features many classic
fan favorite artifacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen
"Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be
"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.
For more information, please visit www.StarWarsInConcert.com.
Star Wars: In Concert is produced by Another Planet Touring in association
with Lucasfilm Ltd. Performances will be conducted by Dirk Brossé
and the production is directed and designed by Steve Cohen. Star Wars
in Concert had its world premiere at the 02 Arena in London on April
10 and 11, 2009.