Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert
Friday, October 06, 2023, 7:30 pm
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The ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar@ winning composer John Williams' complete musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by acclaimed conductor Thiago Tiberio. Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert experience.
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
Thiago Tiberio Biography
A young and energetic talent with a quickly-expanding international career, maestro Thiago Tiberio is often praised for mature musicianship, clarity of expression, and accurate technique. His classical, operatic, and film music career includes work with the world’s most prestigious orchestras in countries such as the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Bulgaria, South Korea, China, and Brazil.
Mr. Tiberio is a specialist in live musical synchronization to film, having led orchestras in scoring sessions during most of his career. Fusing his conducting experience with an award- winning training as a composer, he has arranged, orchestrated, and directed concert adaptations of a variety of films, most notably Love Actually, The Hunger Games, Cinema Paradiso, The Goonies, Coraline, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Get Out, Grease, and Twilight.
Mr. Tiberio’s awards include an Emmy, a Luso-Brazilian Award from the United Nations, and an International Brazilian Press Award. He was the first Western conductor to perform in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, with La La Land in Concert. At Disney’s request, he has premiered Star Wars Live in Concert in France, Portugal, and Brazil, as well as the fully-orchestrated version of Coco in Concert at Ravinia Festival, 2019.
Perhaps the only maestro in the world who makes his own batons and binds his own scores in hardcover, Mr. Tiberio is a polyglot and multi-instrumentalist in the classical and jazz domains. He lives in New York with his wife Patricia and their Maltese, Dori.
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