Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pacific Symphony John Williams Concert

As part of the Pacific Symphony's summer series at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, the orchestra performed a Salute to John Williams, playing themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T., Jurassic Park, Superman and others, complete with fireworks. R2-D2 was asked to come be a part of the show. His role was to make a surprise appearance on stage to deliver the "missing Star Wars score" to conductor Richard Kaufman. R2-D2 was greeted with thunderous applause, and was asked to return for a final bow at the close of the show. He also appeared at the VIP After Party backstage. Prior to the show, the kids enjoyed dressing up as ewoks to entertain the crowd as they enjoyed their picnic dinners and made their way to their seats. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful Japanese dancers in their costumes backstage before the show and listening to the fabulous music under the stars. The Orange County Register published a great photo of R2-D2 presenting the score to the conductor in its review.

Photo courtesy OC Register