Star Wars: In Concert: The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Jay Cochran - March 31, 2011
Star Wars: In Concert, the unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores, returns to North America on June 3 & 4 at the Hollywood Bowl.

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. The live music and film elements are synchronized creating 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.”

Timothy Mangan in the Orange County Register said, “Star Wars: In Concert is more a multi-media, sensory overload extravaganza, than a mere concert … the crowd was stoked from the get-go. Host Anthony Daniels had the crowd in the palm of his hand.” Scott Iwasaki, The Salt Lake City Deseret News said, “Dazzling! It gives the audience a new way of experiencing the story, bringing cheers and a standing ovation from the audience.”

David Berger in the Salt Lake City Tribune said, “The biggest revelation was John Williams’ still stirring, romantically inspired, emotionally satisfying, compelling and exciting score --- one simple story, well told, elevated by the dynamic, symphonic music that revolutionized the way films are scored.” John Timpane, The Philadelphia Inquirer, said, “… a 90-minute laser streaked, crashing-cymbals, living color extravaganza, made and approved by its originators.

Star Wars: In Concert is produced by Another Planet Touring in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. 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.

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Tom-1 - 2008-08-27 @ 8:24 pm

I know I'm a tad bit late for this one, but I really like it! I love that you didn't go for an EXACT representation of the original character ... I often find the 25th line's rigid approach to these figures dull. I know it's a commemorative line, but still... I have most of these figures they're giving me, y'know? No one wants VvV back, but I would like some new looks.

That said, I love the body armor. It sets him apart, but you can also clearly tell that it's Shockwave. It's cumbersome, which in reality, body armor is. The colors work nicely, and the use of the Alyosha head is something I've been scheming towards for months. Damned deployment!

Tom

BrotherShane - 2008-08-25 @ 5:02 pm

Nice

Alyosha - 2008-08-24 @ 5:13 am

"I keed, because I luvs"

Mr Nobody - 2008-08-24 @ 5:07 am
Paul- Your a penis for not letting me finish mine first. Penis.

@lol@

I agree though. Very sweet, easy custom. :) (Whose-ever idea it was first ;) )

Viper Hunter - 2008-08-23 @ 2:02 pm
Well, seeing how a penis is the best part of a MAN....

Hey now, no need to turn this into another one of your gay threads.

You love the penis. We get it.

@smilepunch@

(Just messing with ya. I couldn't resist)

yeah, yeah yeah!

I kinda set myself up for it anyway! ^_^

Magic 8 Ball - 2008-08-23 @ 1:54 pm
Well, seeing how a penis is the best part of a MAN....

Hey now, no need to turn this into another one of your gay threads.

You love the penis. We get it.

@smilepunch@

(Just messing with ya. I couldn't resist)

Inggasson - 2008-08-23 @ 7:13 am

I'd paint the kneepads black, but aside from that, it looks to be a very smart custom!

RaginSpoon - 2008-08-23 @ 5:01 am
Exactly what I am going to do once I get one!

I'm probably going to use a Beachhead head.

Oh and why aren't you using comic pack Firefly's vest? It is nearly perfect for Shockwave.

I have only one. I want to keep it for my firefly. But if i get another one i will use it and i will use this one for widescope lol.

Goldbug - 2008-08-23 @ 4:32 am

Exactly what I am going to do once I get one!

I'm probably going to use a Beachhead head.

Oh and why aren't you using comic pack Firefly's vest? It is nearly perfect for Shockwave.

Alyosha - 2008-08-23 @ 1:51 am

Give him a shield, and call him Widescope....how about that?

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