Film & Music Performance

Star Wars / The Last Jedi

Orchestre de Paris - Carolyn Kuan - Rian Johnson, John Williams

Star WarsStar Wars © Disney / 20th Century Fox (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd
Carolyn KuanCarolyn Kuan © Steven Laschever
Star WarsStar Wars © Disney / 20th Century Fox (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd
Star WarsStar Wars © Disney / 20th Century Fox (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd
Star WarsStar Wars © Disney / 20th Century Fox (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd
Star WarsStar Wars © Disney / 20th Century Fox (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd

To leave after this concert

  • Taxi G7

Practical Infos

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 — 7:30pm
Thursday, 4 March 2021 — 7:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

Program

  • Star Wars - The Last Jedi
  • Film de Rian Johnson
  • Musique de John Williams

Distribution

  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Carolyn Kuan, conducting
Few spectators will be unfamiliar with the iconic ‘Imperial March’, the sinister theme music of the dreaded Darth Vader; but surely more rare are those who have savoured the subtleties of this music in its own right, composed by John Williams, to whom the entire saga owes its scores.

A kaleidoscope of character themes (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Yoda) and notion themes (‘The Force Awakens’, ‘March of the Resistance’) broadly structure the narration, in the finest tradition of a ‘space opera’ with a debt to Wagner as well. For The Last Jedi, John Williams created an alloy, combining pieces from the first trilogy (notably The Empire Strikes Back) with original pieces, utilising the full range of his technique and illustrative palette as never before. The contrasts in mood and the lyrical effusion, on epic scale, prove yet again that the orchestra, with its ‘Force’ as great as that of the Jedi, is truly one of the ‘stars’ of the show.
Presentation licensed by disney concerts in association with 20th century fox (2019), LucasFilm Ltd and Warner/Chappell Music

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