This year the concert was even better than last year! They had a guest violinist who was AMAZING (probably could play "Flight of the Bumblebee" without breaking a sweat) during the first act and the second act was great as well. The encores were the Star Wars and Imperial March themes again, plus he had the orchestra do the last part of E.T. with the digitally remastered version of the movie playing on the screen.
However, my absolute favorite part happened about halfway through the second act. During intermission, I noticed that there were empty choir seats behind the orchestra. My favorite Star Wars song of all time is from The Phantom Menace, called "Duel of the Fates" but it requires a choir to perform. I like that song so much, Lindsay got me the sheet music for it for Christmas last year.
Those choir seats weren't there at last year's performance, so I started to get my hopes up. There were two songs performed with the choir, then this one (which I filmed):
Made my day.