Saturday, July 14, 2007

Imperial Troops Invade Riverbend!

I'm not making this stuff up folks ...

Tonight the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra did a tribute to the film music of John Williams. It was similar to the exclusively Star Wars music presentation they did a couple of years with some of the May Festival Chorus doing "Kora Ratama" and the piece from the Obi Wan / Anakin duel at the tail end of Revenge of the Sith.

However, this time they did pieces from several other films scored by John Williams including Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Superman.

The conductor, Erich Kunzel, as also presented with a framed set of Star Wars commemorative stamps by local Postal Service representatives.

Of course there were Jedi all over the place as well as a MASSIVE invasion of Imperial troops - storm troopers, Endor troopers, TIE-fighter pilots, and of course Darth Vader himself.

Of course the actor playing Vader was a good head-and-a-half taller than the actor playing Anakin, but, I suppose there's only so much you can do at short notice.

I thought the show from a couple of years ago might have been the last time we saw such an assemblage of Star Wars characters in the area, but perhaps it's going to be a regular thing.

Of course I wonder if they are going to do a Star Trek concert any time in the near future ... :)

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