Fans of the epic Star Wars saga better get their droids out for this one – tickets are on sale from 9am Friday, 7 December, for a season of the Star Wars: Film Concert Series – screenings of the first two releases in the triple trilogy accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in a live performance of the film’s musical score.
The series features screenings of the first two Star Wars films to be released, the now called A New Hope and its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores performed live under the baton of NZSO associate conductor Hamish McKeich.
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 41 years ago, the saga has had a huge impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences with its storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams’ music for 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time.
Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience. The Star Wars: Film Concert Series presents Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at Spark Arena in Auckland (May 4) and at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch (Aug 3); and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert at TSB Arena in Wellington (April 28) and Spark Arena in Auckland (May 5).
For more information go to nzso.co.nz/starwars