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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Concert

The Sydney Opera House is screening this recent 'Star Wars' flick complete with a live score from the SSO.
By Sarah Ward
September 01, 2019
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Concert

The Sydney Opera House is screening this recent 'Star Wars' flick complete with a live score from the SSO.
By Sarah Ward
September 01, 2019
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More than four decades ago, a filmmaker wanted to journey to a galaxy far, far away, and he needed a republic cruiser's worth of epic tunes to go with it. Enter John Williams and the theme everyone now knows. When the first notes of Star Wars: Episode VI — A New Hope's score started playing over the film's opening crawl, movie and music history was made.

Neither Williams nor George Lucas could've known just what they'd unleashed, nor that Luke and Leia, Han and Chewie, and the next generation of wannabe jedis and empire lackeys would still be gracing cinema screens all these years later. To celebrate the space opera saga's longevity, the Sydney Opera Hose is hosting the Star Wars event to end all Star Wars events: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in concert.

We've got a good feeling about what promises to be a force-filled evening of sound and vision, with the seventh film in the franchise screening in all its Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver-starring glory, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra picking up their instruments to perform the corresponding score. They'll play Williams' Oscar-nominated music live across four concerts on Thursday, September 12, Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 — at 8pm daily, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday as well.

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