The Force will be with the MSO this December as we present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert under the baton of conductor, Nicholas Buc. John Williams’ legendary score paired with one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time will make this screen and sound extravaganza one not to forget!

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped – with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Enjoy the most memorable moments from the film, including Darth Vader’s instantly recognisable theme, The Imperial March in full symphonic surround sound.

Pre-concert talk:
Learn more about John Williams’ legendary score from three film experts, Dr Dan Golding, Andrew Pogson and Conductor, Nicholas Buc, from The Art of the Score podcast as they discuss the film score that changed the trajectory of film music forever.

Pre-concert talk times:
Friday 14 December, 6.15pm
Saturday 15 December, 11.45am
Saturday 15 December, 6.15pm
Sunday 16 December, 11.45am
 

 

 

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  • Friday 14 December 2018 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday 15 December 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Saturday 15 December 2018 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday 16 December 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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  • B Reserve $99
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