A Force To Be Reckoned With

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

One of my favorite memories of “Saturday Night Live” was watching Bill Murray as a cheesy lounge singer performing his vocal rendition of the “Star Wars” theme.  “Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars…da-da-da-da…”  However, this Sunday, July 12th, there will be no vocalizing and definitely no cheesiness when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “The Music of Star Wars” at the Meadowbrook Music Theater on the campus of Oakland University.

Star Wars poster

The renowned orchestra will perform themes from composer John Williams’ brilliant scores of all six “Star Wars” films from “Episode IV – A New Hope” from 1977 to “Episode  III –“Revenge of The Sith” from 2005.  The audience will be transported to “a galaxy far, far away” with such excerpts as “Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner” from “A New Hope” or “The Imperial March” which always meant that Darth Vader was approaching.

The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $25.00 and $30.00 for the pavilion and $15.00 for the lawn.  Tickets are available on line at dso.org and palacenet.com.  Also by phone at 313-576-5111 and at the Palace, DTE Energy Center and Ticketmaster.

With the newest “Star Wars” saga, “Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” opening in December of this year, The Meadowbrook Music Festival is offering a perfect opportunity to reignite the memories and music of this great film series.  “May the Force be with you.”