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Star Wars by a Symphonic Orchestra in Paris

Posted by Dumbbell on Monday May 16, 2005 at 1:26 PM

Last friday night (May 13th) was beginning the "Star Wars Reunion" at Le Grand Rex in Paris. This was an occasion for all great fans to be involved in various activities related to the movies: interviews, documentaries, fan films, dubbing and so on. But the master piece of this event was a symphonic concert! There was no way I could miss it.

The Orchestre Cinématographique de Paris, directed by Samuel Sene, interpreted several titles from the 5 released movies: Main Title, Theme of Yoda, Leia, Anakin, Jar Jar, Jabba, the Ewoks Parade, the Flag Parade, Across the Stars, Imperial March, Throne Room & End Title, and a few more. To end this concert, a choir joined the orchestra and they played Duel of the Fates!

This was a really great night. The director followed the sheet music to the letter, no title was arranged. Seeing a film score played by a symphonic orchestra was an old dream; it's now realized!

The only dark side of this concert was the public, a bit unruly. Between the neighbour who was singing, people who applaud during the music or before the end, those who quoted the films, we were far from a classical music concert rigour. By chance, I wasn't next to a Jedi with its disturbing light sabre.

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