The VSO brings the thrills of Return of the Jedi to full orchestral life with conductor Erik Ochsner
If you are a fan of both Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Star wars movies, you might want to consider circling a date on your June or July calendars.
On June 10 and 11, then July 6 and 7, the VSO presents Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert, which will see the full orchestra perform live during a screening of the action-packed sci-fi film. 1983 action by director Richard Marquand. fi epic. (The film grossed $374 million on its first theatrical release, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1983, more than doubling the box office gross of second place. Terms of endearment.)
The third installment of the original star wars trilogy (though now labeled Episode VI), after 1977 star wars and 1980s The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi features a musical score composed by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The VSO will interpret it as Erik Ochsnerwho is considered one of the world’s greatest conductors of films with orchestral accompaniment.
A dual Finnish-American citizen living in New York City, Ochsner was the principal conductor of La La Land Live in Concert, for which he conducted 50 international performances of Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar-winning and Grammy-winning score. Other films he has directed include Back to the future, Batman, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, AND the extra-terrestrial, ghost hunters, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, love in fact, Pirates of the Caribbean, star trek (2009), and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Ochsner’s credits also include work with the Krakow International Film Music Festival, where he conducted sold-out performances in a 16,000-seat Pixar arena in concert, Frozenand The beauty and the Beast, as well as Disney in Concert: The Magic of Music with the Krakow Film Festival Youth Orchestra. As a much sought-after conductor, his international travels have taken him to cities such as Athens, Beijing, Jakarta, Leipzig, Melbourne, Mexico City, Moscow, Reykjavik, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Taipei, Tokyo and Vancouver, where he conducted La La Land: Live in Concert with the Vancouver Symphony in 2018.
Tickets for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts about two hours and 15 minutes, range from $29.29 to $115.95, and you can find them here.