Music fans attending last weekend's performances by the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra were in for a treat. Titled "A Space Odyssey," the Saturday and Sunday concerts at the Janesville Performing Arts Center featured Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" and Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" (featured in Stanley Kubrick's 2001), works by John Williams (including compositions from ET and Star Wars), and Gustav Holst's "The Planets."
Orchestra blogger Brian Brown shot a couple of videos from the show, focusing on what conductor Dr. Robert Tamaro calls Williams' best-known work. Leading the way is "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)," which conjures images of tyranny and oppression. This live concert clip from Saturday, Feb. 10, follows below.