Audio: "Awakening John Williams's 'Force' with Brett Mitchell"

Photo by Gregg Barckholtz, edited by Dacia Clay

Photo by Gregg Barckholtz, edited by Dacia Clay

Brett Mitchell discusses John Williams's Oscar-nominated score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with host Dacia Clay on the most recent episode of Houston Public Media's Classical Classroom. A synopsis from HPM:

This episode is full of spoilers – not just spoilers about The Force Awakens, but about future Star Wars episodes. Okay – they could be future spoilers. Right now, they’re just our attempts at trying to find the Easter eggs hidden in John Williams’s new score. This may be the nerdiest and most epic episode ofClassical Classroom to date. Brett Mitchell, Associate Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, is your guide through the music of the latest Star Wars episode. He teaches about John Williams as a composer and about important tools of the compositional trade, and reveals how this new music is tied to Williams’s scores for the original films. Mitchell takes no prisoners, and does not care for Ewoks. Prepare for hyperdrive.

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Photo by Gregg Barckholtz, edited by Dacia Clay

Photo by Gregg Barckholtz, edited by Dacia Clay