The Value of Live Music - Kaitlin Doherty Professor Running...

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Kaitlin Doherty Professor Running Music Fundamentals 12/9/09 The Value of Live Music I saw Star Wars in Concert which was a two hour concert by a symphony orchestra of pieces of the Star Wars soundtrack. It was on November 14, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston. It was narrated by Anthony Daniels and conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé. It was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. It was produced by Lucasfilm in association with Another Planet Touring and directed and designed by Steven Cohen. The TD Bank Garden is an arena. It houses basket ball games, ice shows and concert so it is a diverse venue. There is a movable stage and floor. For this concert there was a stage set up at one end of the arena and there was floor and balcony seating facing directly in front of the stage and on the sides. The stage was set up for the orchestra with seating and risers for the choir. There was a gigantic LED screen behind the orchestra displaying clips from the films during the music. There were also lasers, smoke, and pyrotechnics used. Before entering the arena there was displays in the lobby. These displays added to the setting to prepare you for the concert hours before it started. There were people in costumes and displays of props and costumes from all six of the movies. These props
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D o h e r t y | 2 were borrowed from Lucas Studios and were accompanied with written backgrounds and short films as a description. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir played for this concert. The
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