Somtow Sucharitkul and the Siam Sinfonietta present the first epic symphony concert in Southeast Asia with music from all nine of the already released Star Wars movies!
Imperial March? Duel of the Fates? The Jedi Steps? Luke and Leia? Cantina Band? You'll hear ALL those favorites and more — music from all eight main sequence Star Wars movies, using the full scale John Williams Signature Series scores, with full symphony and chorus — plus excerpts from the Rogue One score by Michael Giacchino!
Since 2015, Siam Sinfonietta has featured some favorite Star Wars selections in its annual New Year concert and as encore pieces, but this time they will be presenting almost two hours of music including narration by special guest Alan Dean Foster, author of "The Force Awakens" and ghost writer of the original, very first "Star Wars" novel.
Those who were young in 1977 when the first Star Wars film swept into your lives, relive the thrills of your childhood ... those who grew up on The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars, experience the excitement all over again — young people now just discovering these legendary films — hear it all from a live, 80-piece symphony orchestra and big chorus! Thailand's 501st will provide Storm Troopers!
Income from this concert will all go to making possible Siam Sinfonietta's April tour to Carnegie Hall, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Thai-American relations.
Conductor Somtow Sucharitkul was in the audience at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC at the very opening show in 1977. The next year, he sold his first science fiction story to Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. In 1982, Somtow was with Gary Kurtz, producer of "The Empire Strikes Back", at the Hugo Awards ceremony when both of them won awards: "Empire" for "Best Dramatic Presentation" and Somtow for "Best New Writer". As an artist, his life has often intersected with and been influenced by the epic series. Conducting this concert is "one of my bucket list items," he said.
Alan Dean Foster will be available after the show to sign copies of "The Force Awakens", "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" and other Star Wars books.
Information about tickets will be made available soon! Tickets will cost 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 baht.