Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

Thursday 7 December 2017 at 8:00pm

Palais Theatre

Friday 8 December 2017 at 8:00pm

Palais Theatre

Saturday 9 December 2017 at 8:00pm

Palais Theatre

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 2:00pm

Palais Theatre


Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Nicholas Buc conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will present four performances of the exclusive Australian premiere of Star Wars: The Concert Series with The Force Awakens at St Kilda’s newly refurbished Palais Theatre, featuring a full screening of the film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ classic score performed live to picture, led by conductor Nicholas Buc.

Star Wars fans, both past and present, can experience this special event ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in cinemas 14 December 2017.

Legendary composer John Williams is well known for scoring the Star Wars films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. His scores for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens were each nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score.

Arrive early and catch a live Cantina Band performing in the foyer, take a selfie with a Stormtrooper, and remember to use #msostarwars

Pre-concert talk: Join three film score experts Conductor Nicholas Buc, MSO Senior Manager of Special Projects Andrew Pogson, and film academic Dr. Dan Golding as they present a live version of their podcast The Art of The Score on stage before the performance. The talk will cover an in-depth dive into the main themes and a look into how these themes are developed throughout the film along with discovering the secret to how the MSO syncs to the film itself.

Thursday – Saturday Performances
6.30pm – Doors Open
6.45pm – 30 min Pre-Concert Talk (Art of the Score)
8pm – Concert start time

Sunday Performance
12.30pm – Doors Open
12.45pm – 30 min Pre-Concert Talk (Art of the Score)
2pm – Concert start time

Special Padawan Training from 12noon.
Let your child embrace their inner Jedi, and learn this unique craft in these special, 20-minute classes happening at 12noon, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm

Star Wars — Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.


Unfortunately, gift cards cannot be redeemed for this performance.

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