Space jams: Detroit Symphony to perform John Williams’ “Star Wars” music

Posted on: July 12, 2021

“To quote one beloved—and vocal—Wookiee: ‘RRRAARRWHHGWWR,’ ” writes Jerilyn Jordan in Thursday’s (7/8) Detroit Metro Times. “While we’re not 100% sure as to what Chewbacca is saying, … the sounds of the Star Wars saga are among the most iconic in all of cinema and, for those who identify with the rebels, imperials, and galactic scum of a galaxy far, far away, the sounds are downright meditative…. Perhaps the most memorable sounds from the popular space opera were a result of mastermind and composer John Williams, who defined complex characters with compositions like ‘The Imperial March’ or ‘Leia’s Theme’ and made some of the most pivotal cinematic Star Wars moments… even more memorable through music. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be taking the reins on Williams’ scores when they perform the music of Star Wars at Meadow Brook Amphitheater … on Aug. 13. Led by conductor Steven Reineke, the DSO will perform a brand-new program that will include music from all nine movies within the Skywalker Saga … as well as other canon films including Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.”