See Why Stormtroopers Guarded a Los Angeles Gala

The Los Angeles Philharmonic gala featured an appearance from some otherworldly characters.

By Jenny Berg October 15, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Photo: Kyle Espeleta

Held on September 30 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's annual benefit was dubbed “A Celebration of John Williams: Opening Night Gala Concert.” As a tribute to the film composer, who scored Star Wars, stormtrooper and Darth Vader characters greeted guests at the post-concert dinner. Inside the dinner tent, Shiraz Events' decor included blown-up replicas of Williams's score for “Soundings.”

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