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I was wondering if anyone in Montreal attended this Empire Strikes Back concert by the 50-member OVMF (Orchestre à vents de musiques de films), last night.

http://www.ovmf.qc.ca/concerts/ne-manquez-pas-les-prochains-concerts-star-wars-13

 

Among the concert's unique features included the fact that no film is being screened,  as quoted in this Montreal Gazette article

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The OVMF will perform the Empire Strikes Back music without the film screening in the background, due to the cost of acquiring the rights. 

 

...and OVMF’s program description from their website

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English translation by Google

Certainly one of the greatest works of John Williams. The OVMF will present the music of Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back in chronological order of the film. You will hear the great themes including The Battle of Hoth, Carbon Freeze, The Boba Fett, The Clash of Lightsabers and many more. John Williams at its peak on June 8, 9 and 13, 2019! 

 

 

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Original French program description:

Certainement l'une des plus grandes œuvres de John Williams. L'OVMF vous présentera la musique de Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back dans l'ordre chronologique du film. Vous entendrez les grands thèmes dont The Battle of Hoth, Carbon Freeze, Departure of Boba Fett, The Clash of Lightsabers et bien d'autres. Du John Williams à son apogée les 8, 9 et 13 juin 2019 ! 

 

That means that no film-sound to layer over the live music.

However, the orchestra has no string section, from my research on the them.

Here's a photo gallery of the event

So, did the orchestra preform every cue of music from the score, or was it select cues?

Your review on this concert is greatly appreciated...

...even if your motivation for doing it is because you want to make me eat my words on the 'no strings' thing.:mrgreen:

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6 hours ago, SyncMan said:

The OVMF will perform the Empire Strikes Back music without the film screening in the background, due to the cost of acquiring the rights. 

 

Can this please become a common budgetary decision? And for those cases where they do acquire the rights, they can skip the audio rights and just project the visuals, so that the music doesn't have to compete with dialogue and SFX.

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3 hours ago, SyncMan said:

World Premiere for Star Wars-The Last Jedi: Film Live With Orchestra will be in Tokyo, Japan on October 14, 2019

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Buc

http://www.promax.co.jp/info/2019/101301/

 

 

Oh dayum! That's almost worth a trip to Japan, if the MSO aren't performing TLJ in Melbourne before year's end. Buc is an excellent conductor -- not surprised he's conducting the world premiere of TLJ, considering he's done all Williams' LTP concerts in Australia.

 

What's the Tokyo Philharmonic like?

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2 minutes ago, BrotherSound said:

 

They’re top-notch. Have a listen:

 

 

 

Yes! I just listened to excerpts from their performance of Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. Sounds excellent to my ears. Would be interesting to hear this orchestra perform TLJ.

 

 

 

 

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I’m going on the idea that some of these orchestras on the planet that have already played The Force Awakens, or will play it before December, may book The Last Jedi between now and December to cash-in on the anticipation for The Rise of Skywalker, as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra did.

I have seen orchestras add more LTP concerts long after their schedule for the upcoming season has officially announced and while a season is in progress. 

Orchestras That Already Played TFA

New York Philharmonic Orchestra. October 6th and 7th, 2017

I can’t picture the New York Philharmonic adding-on any more LTP concerts, they have 5 now for this season (CE3K, Psycho, Harry Potter, Singin’ In the Rain, and Mary Poppins).  Last season it was 4 (There Will Be Blood, Home Alone, Red Violin, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony)

National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. February 21, 22, and 23, 2019

During the 2018/19 Season, they played all 4  Star Wars concerts in Disney's series, plus Get Out. That’s 5 LTP concerts.

I have seen this orchestra book an LTP concert while a season is in progress.  During the 2017-18 Season, the NSO announced the world premiere of Jurassic World on April 3, 2018 for a May 30th 2018 performance.

This season, the NSO has only 2 LTP concerts (Up, and a Harry Potter), so, they may fit in TLJ as a North American Premiere.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. December 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th 2017.

I don’t know the international orchestra scene, but if the Tokyo Philharmonic can book TLJ after a season schedule is released to the public, then the MSO may do it, too.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will play TFA this September 12th through 14th, so, maybe you'll find TLJ being booked, soon.

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10 hours ago, SyncMan said:

I don’t know the international orchestra scene, but if the Tokyo Philharmonic can book TLJ after a season schedule is released to the public, then the MSO may do it, too.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will play TFA this September 12th through 14th, so, maybe you'll find TLJ being booked, soon.

 

Keeping my fingers crossed the MSO announce it for a few weeks before Rise of Skywalker (opening December 19th).

 

They appear to have nothing scheduled for Thu Dec 5, Fri Dec 6 and daytime on Sat Dec 7. ROTJ is scheduled on the same days a month prior, so here's hoping!

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5 hours ago, crumbs said:

 

Keeping my fingers crossed the MSO announce it for a few weeks before Rise of Skywalker (opening December 19th).

 

They appear to have nothing scheduled for Thu Dec 5, Fri Dec 6 and daytime on Sat Dec 7. ROTJ is scheduled on the same days a month prior, so here's hoping!

Well, if the MSO played Episode 7 in 2017 before playing Episodes 4 and 5 (in that order) in 2018, then I don’t think the MSO is concerned with continuity.  So, Episode 9, may show up  before December’s presentation of Episode 6. :conf:  If it gets there after December, then it is what it is. 

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This question is for the members who attended the ANH and ROTJ concerts in countries where English isn’t the primary language.

I know that the audio that is coming out of the speakers in some of these concerts will be the English-language track with subtitles of the country's primary language being displayed. In one ANH in German @Caliburn reports in this review...

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the text was in German:, so we had to get along with German dubbed voices and German subtitles.

My question is this:  for the scenes where subtitles translate the talking of Greedo and Jabba, does one of the following happened:

  • Two sets of subtitles are displayed--The English-translated subtitles and the subtitles of the country’s primary language where the latter is positioned at the bottom of the screen.

  • One set of subtitles are displayed—the country’s primary language.

Maybe @toothless can answer...

On ‎3‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 3:51 PM, toothless said:

I just bought my tickets for the four concerts in Paris. The fact that it is at the Philharmonie is great. It means only the dialogue will be amplified and the music will be acoustic, I would not have thought they would choose this place for these concerts so… I can't wait :)

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, SyncMan said:

My question is this:  for the scenes where subtitles translate the talking of Greedo and Jabba, does one of the following happened:

 

 

  • Two sets of subtitles are displayed--The English-translated subtitles and the subtitles of the country’s primary language where the latter is positioned at the bottom of the screen.

 

Haven't been, but most home video releases of most films have no hardcoded subtitles burned into the image, instead you get forced subtitles for these specific scenes if you select English sound, or it's just incorporated into all the regular full subtitle tracks. Example:

 

So I guess that's what happens: image plays without burned in subtitles, these translations are incorporated into the local tracks.

I'm not a great fan of this practice purely because we usually lose all the cool styling on the text they may have done, and it reverts to generic subtitle font.

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1 hour ago, SyncMan said:

language being displayed. In one ANH in German @Caliburn reports in this review...

My question is this:  for the scenes where subtitles translate the talking of Greedo and Jabba, does one of the following happened:

  • Two sets of subtitles are displayed--The English-translated subtitles and the subtitles of the country’s primary language where the latter is positioned at the bottom of the screen.

     

  • One set of subtitles are displayed—the country’s primary language.

Good to see my reports are put in good use :-) Thanks for the mention 

 

It has been a while, but my gut tells me that the subtitles were only  in German during the alien conversations.

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