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Alrighty, here's my report from my concert attending last week.   I went to Lucerne together with two dear friends last Tuesday (December 29) t

Here is a very good quality clip of the opening dozen minutes or so of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's live to picture performance of Raiders of the Lost Ark, conducted by Richard Kaufman.  Was this

It was great! The Pops really performed with gusto throughout.    The sound mix heavily favored the music at all times, which meant that occasionally you couldn't hear the dialogue in the mi

These are always enjoyable.  I've been to Raiders and E.T.

 

One gripe I have with these shows, is the amount of applause and noise when the credits roll.  I mean, it's usually the best music to be heard, and most people talk and applaud all the way through.

 

I mean if they ever did Temple of Doom, guarantee you would not be able to hear the beginning of the end credits.  It's slightly annoying and I wish they would tell people not to applaud until after the credits.

 

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Or maybe just bypass the thread titles as you're scrolling down the page?  How do these threads not fit in the existing forum?

 

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16 hours ago, Bellosh said:

These are always enjoyable.  I've been to Raiders and E.T.

 

One gripe I have with these shows, is the amount of applause and noise when the credits roll.  I mean, it's usually the best music to be heard, and most people talk and applaud all the way through.

 

I mean if they ever did Temple of Doom, guarantee you would not be able to hear the beginning of the end credits.  It's slightly annoying and I wish they would tell people not to applaud until after the credits.

 

I know music venues offer 'open rehearsals' concerts, but I rarely see ones for the LTP concerts.  

 

I would think that the theatre would play the film, but not in its entirety.  Only the scenes where there's music and the orchestra would play it.  This way, the audience would not be emotionally invested in the pieces of the film, instead of a whole, and they would applause after each music cue is over.

 

I rarely see open rehearsals for LTP programs, however, I did catch this one from the MSO:

https://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2019/unpacking-the-score-mso-at-the-movies/

 

Maybe @crumbs can set me straight on what goes on at the MSO's "Unpacking The Score" series.

 

For what it's worth, I've been to 2 CE3K concerts in different USA cities this year (we, Americans, can be a loud bunch at these concerts) and during the film's end credits, the audience were on their best behavior--they were quiet (except for the one guy that coughed alot in one city).  In fact, there were no applause when JW's name came up.

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On 8/9/2019 at 7:39 PM, Bellosh said:

These are always enjoyable.  I've been to Raiders and E.T.

 

One gripe I have with these shows, is the amount of applause and noise when the credits roll.  I mean, it's usually the best music to be heard, and most people talk and applaud all the way through.

 

I mean if they ever did Temple of Doom, guarantee you would not be able to hear the beginning of the end credits.  It's slightly annoying and I wish they would tell people not to applaud until after the credits.

 

 

Come to the Netherlands! Everybody is always really quiet during these things. Must say I was really shocked when I saw videos of the NY phil and the way the audience behaves.

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1 hour ago, Remco said:

 

Come to the Netherlands! Everybody is always really quiet during these things. Must say I was really shocked when I saw videos of the NY phil and the way the audience behaves.

 

Agreed, I watched a YouTube video of the end credits of A New Hope played live to projection and the crowd absolutely roared as soon as the credits hit, really missing that amazing transition from the Throne Room to the End Credits.

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15 minutes ago, Dieter Stark said:

I doubt they feel disrespected. You know damn well that these are exactly the types of movies that illicit audience reactions. You expect them to not applaud at the end?

 

A short applause when the credits start to roll or a little laugh here and there is normal of course, but what I mean is talking loudly during a performance or cheering when the name of your favorite actress appears in the credits.

 

It’s a musical performance in the first place, not just a movie screening.

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On 8/10/2019 at 7:51 PM, Dieter Stark said:

I can just imagine attending a Home Alone live to projection with JWFanners being disgusted by the audience laughing during the movie.

 

That's not what I was talking about at all.  I was talking about applauding and talking during the end credits suites of these performances.

 

I expect people to laugh at any scene that is funny in these performances, and that's not even annoying.  I just think the applause of the MOVIE ending, not the MUSIC ending is slightly annoying.

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45 minutes ago, ATXHusker said:

I've got my tix for this next Saturday here in Austin, TX!  Unfortunately due to budget I could only afford the upper balcony but still looking forward to it!  

 

Saw this a few years ago at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and it was awesome.

 

Never in my life did I think I'd hear "Washington Men/Indy's Home" live.😍

 

Map Room scene was spine tingling as well.  Be sure to tell us what they play during the intermission.  I believe they played "The Adventures of Mutt" when I went.

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What an amazing concert!  @Bellosh they did play Mutt’s theme at the end of intermission, which was a pleasant surprise.  Unfortunately there were a few folks who left at the beginning of the end credits, soooo annoying and disrespectful!  My only complaint is that since I was in the upper balcony the screen was so small and lacking in quality, but it was still a great time.  

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Looks like this LTP concert in Switzerland will go on tonight with full-orchestra and no audience-capacity limit, but patrons are required to wear masks at the hall. 

City Lights Symphony Orchestra at the KKL Luzern

https://www.citylightconcerts.ch/event/indiana-jones-kkl-luzern/

 

Concert Dress Rehearsal Video: 

 

No LTP concerts are happening in the USA right now or towards the end of the year.

 

 

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As an orchestral trumpet player who’s basically not allowed to perform in public because of covid health protocols, even if we have only 5 active cases in the whole province of Nova Scotia, I find this somewhat troubling. You wouldn’t catch me in a full concert hall in Europe these days...or anywhere else for that matter. 

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From the Citi Lights Concerts’ Facebook page, a comment is made about the lack of choir in the ‘Raiders’ concert version. 

A rep from the orchestra made this response:

"Yes, the choir would have had a prominent role in this sequence. But besides of this particular scene, the choir is only heard about two more times within the whole score. In total only around 5 minutes with a choir. There is one passage in the score that does sound like a choir would sing, but it's actually an Ondes Martenot playing (according to the conductor's score).

Because of these very brief choir moments, John Williams himself decided to exclude the choir score parts for this live-to-projection production (according to the production team) and have it performed on synthesizer.  But we sure hope to have a choir featured within one of our next concerts again!"

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On 10/20/2020 at 7:45 AM, SyncMan said:

There is one passage in the score that does sound like a choir would sing, but it's actually an Ondes Martenot playing (according to the conductor's score).

 

Interesting, is that true? Would that mean the Ondes Martenot is in the score as recorded? Or in the score as it's meant to be performed live?

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