Video: Brett Mitchell discusses John Williams's score for 'Star Wars'

 Brett Mitchell in the Colorado Public Radio studios. (Photo by CPR/Monica Vischer)

Brett Mitchell in the Colorado Public Radio studios. (Photo by CPR/Monica Vischer)

Before leading the Colorado Symphony in performances of the score of Star Wars: A New Hope this weekend, Brett Mitchell sat down with David Rutherford in the Colorado Public Radio Performance Studio to explore some of the highlights of John Williams's iconic soundtrack.

Mr. Mitchell talked about the discussions between Williams and director George Lucas that helped spawn some of the most memorable film music in history, and he showed how Williams used musical themes to represent different characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader.

Watch the conversation in the video below, or read the article from Colorado Public Radio: "Watch: John Williams' Music For 'Star Wars' Is Brilliant In Ways You Never Realized."