The Force Awakens
With "The Force Awakens," one of the most successful films of all time, Episode VII joins the successful "Star Wars in Concert" concert series as the beginning of the latest "Star Wars" trilogy.
The Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg brings John Williams' soundscape to the cult blockbuster to life acoustically on the big screen. Actually, everything seemed to be told with Episode VI... The Emperor defeated, Darth Vader redeemed, the Rebellion triumphant over the cruel Empire - and in the end there was even a Jedi Knight named Luke Skywalker again.
More than 30 years after the glorious end of the original trilogy, came the bang: the father of the saga, George Lucas, gave all rights to the "Walt Disney" film empire.
With "The Force Awakens," a new generation entered the galactic playing field of star battles in 2015.
In Episode VII, young Rey joins pilot Poe Dameron and Stormtrooper Finn on a quest to uncover the roots of her mysterious origins, which lead her into a rebellion against Supreme Commander Kylo Ren and his Imperial regime of terror. The latter has fallen to the Dark Force through the grandfatherly legacy of Darth Vader and is under the spell of the sinister Snoke.
Of course, a fully realized "Star Wars" concert includes a reunion with favorites like Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2, as well as the familiar sounds of John Williams' genre-defining, classically-influenced soundtrack.
The composer remained true to the series and created a galactic film score for the new trilogy as well. The numerous musical leitmotifs of the cosmic saga not only convey the narrative events, but also transport the audience emotionally to distant galaxies. When laser swords light up the screen and the Millennium Falcon roars in the ears, eyes of all ages light up!