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Royal Philharmonic Takes it to the Stars
November 10, 2009, 5:46 pm
Filed under: At the Center

Anyone walking backstage at the Ziff Ballet Opera House on October 29th would have thought they were on a Hollywood soundstage. In reality, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra was in residence at the Adrienne Arsht Center rehearsing John Williams’ incredible scores for the six Star Wars epic movies. The orchestra arrived in South Florida to begin a thirty-one city leg of a forty-six city tour of Star Wars: In Concert, a new, spectacular production combining a live symphony orchestra, chorus, and footage from all six Star Wars movies.

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Royal Philharmonic rehearses; photo by Mitchell Zachs

The critically-acclaimed production is touring the world with actor, Anthony Daniels, better known as C3PO, serving as narrator. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, London’s equivalent to the Boston Pops, continuously tours the world, previously reaching South Florida with Andrea Bocelli, and again in A Royal Christmas, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Charlotte Church. The Orchestra is being conducted by Dirk Brossé, recently named director of the prestigious Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Star Wars: In Concert is expected in South Florida with future tours set for this coming spring, as well as the summer of 2010. After two lengthy rehearsals, the conductor, orchestra managers, and one of the show’s producers had dinner upstairs at the new Barton G. Prelude Restaurant. They were so impressed with the Adrienne Arsht Center, that the orchestra’s management is looking to bring the Royal Philharmonic back for a performance at the Knight Concert Hall. Stay Tuned!

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Please continue to notify my of upcoming events at the Arsht Center

Comment by Diane G Person

I saw the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in concert for the Star Wars in concert this Month. It was absolutely a beautiful experience and I would advice anybody to go see it.

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