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My latest article arrives over at StarWars.com as I (accompanied by my Fantha cohorts Clair Henry, Carl  Bayliss and Richard Mitchell) take a look at the recently completed Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert tour, which launched at the Royal Albert Hall  back in November and took in 9 UK and Ireland locations including my home town of  Birmingham.

The Royal Albert Hall shows were performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Ludwig Wicki; packed houses were welcomed by the bombastic blast of the orchestra, who provided the gorgeous John Williams soundtrack for 125 engrossing minutes.

StarWars.com sat down with Royal Albert Hall Program Director George Prince, as well as Birmingham’s Novello Orchestra violinist and leader of the orchestra Jamie Hutchinson, 5th horn Tom Taffinder, and Creative Director and Producer David Mahoney, to talk about bringing this revered music to life for the Star Wars Film Concert series. Here are seven behind-the-scenes insights we learned.

For our event review click here and stay tuned to the next episode of Making Tracks as we talk at length with conductor David Mahoney, violinist Jamie Hutchinson and 5th horn Tom Taffinder.