Star Wars: Film Concert Series To Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film
Live promoter Senbla will present the Star Wars: Film Concert Series, beginning with a UK tour of the first released film in the franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope across UK arenas in 2018, featuring Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film.
Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope , over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of the beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars: Film Concert Series debuts with Star Wars: A New Hope, beginning at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 28th before moving onto Bournemouth, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds and finishing up in Glasgow.
Grant Watmuff, Licensing & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Disney Music Group, said:
“We’re delighted that Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to experience the music of the movie performed live to picture in the UK for the first time. From the opening fanfare to the final note, John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope is a genre defining master class of cinematic composition.”
Legendary composer Williams is well known for scoring all eight of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. His scores for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released on December 15, 2017, and was the UK & Ireland’s biggest film of 2017.
Williams has won five Academy Awards®, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams’ score to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars: A New Hope also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).
Full Tour Dates:
28 – Liverpool Echo arena
29 – Bournemouth International Centre
1 – Manchester Arena
2 – Birmingham Arena
7 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
8 – Leeds First Direct Arena
9 – Glasgow SEC Arena
Ticket Prices: £75 – £32.50
The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.
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