How would you like a big-screen, marathon viewing of ANH, ESB, and ROTJ at a concert hall, where the entire music scores for each film is performed live, on stage, by a symphony orchestra…
…and all in one day?
Well, on July 29, some lucky folks in Tokyo, Japan can have that.
A member from the jwfan.com forum made this post about the said concert:
Just thought I’d pop on to say I was at the special 3 films in 1 day Star Wars performance in Tokyo.
As someone who has been a long time lover to be able to hear all 3 scores live for the first time in 1 day was a magnificent moment.
For the most part the orchestra were heros and the sound produced fitted the cues I know so well. The only criticism points I could have were -
The Ewok sound effect music wasn’t perfect
There was no “choir” effect for the Emperor’s throne room
But apart from that especiall the Cloud City part of ESB was spectacular.
The Orchestra got a loud 5 minute standing ovation at the end for obvious reasons - 10 hours of performance in 1 day.
Started 11am finished at 09:45pm at night.
The tickets were 32,000 yen and sold out very quickly - they had a special credit card sized ticket - proper embossed like a store card which you put in to a lanyard to make it easy for readmission in the mad rush to get food.
20 minute breaks at the half way points of the film and 90 minute breaks between films.
A recipe for sore posterior.
Not something I was interested in but they were selling a special LP version of A New Hope - is that being sold in the west or Japan only?
More photos and info about the concert can be found here: