SOME exciting news docked with Scyfi Love’s inbox this morning – Star Wars in Concert is coming to Liverpool!
The show – which is currently touring America to rave reviews – will embark on a British tour next year. It features music from the films, collected together by John Williams and played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
This is synched with specially cut footage from the movies, with the whole thing narrated by C3PO himself, Anthony Daniels.
All in all it seems like quite a night. (especially if the guy whose voice you can hear in the video is anything to go by)
“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 items, including:
· Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.
· 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.
Star Wars in Concert comes to the Liverpool Echo Arena on Tuesday March 9 and is also on in Manchester on March 15, as well as gigs in Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and London. Tickets cost £30-65 from www.gigsandtour.com
Oh, and you can find out more by following Anthony Daniels’ Twitter account, as he regularly tweets from the concerts and about them.