Film with live Orchestra
Presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert comes to New Zealand in 2019! This classic film will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, bringing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score to life. Don’t miss this exciting combination of a cinematic classic performed with live orchestra.
"The Force is strong with this one..."
Set 19 years after the formation of the Galactic Empire, a young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire's ultimate weapon.
Since its release 41 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, ground-breaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by John Williams.
Legendary Oscar®-winning composer Williams has had widespread acclaim and honours for his iconic scores to Star Wars: A New Hope. It earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score and has been selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest film score of all time.
Concert run time is approx. 145min