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Ghostbusters in Concert

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For three (awesome) nights, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform the score to the timeless 1984 supernatural comedy and cult hit Ghostbusters, live to film.

Bring your proton pack and join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team on Friday 26 April and Saturday 27 April 2019 at Hamer Hall.

Re-live the hair-raising paranormal adventures of the original Ghostbusters trio, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and experience Ivan Reitman's award-winning film screened live while the MSO performs Elmer Bernstein's Grammy-nominated score and the retro-classic chart-topping theme song, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

The all-time 80s favourite follows three eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City, as they capture their first ghost Slimer and their first god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian. Encounter Sigourney Weaver as the Ghostbusters' first client turned Gatekeeper, Rick Moranis as an accountant turned Keymaster, and Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters' first recruit.

Conductor Benjamin Northey, like many, is a huge Ghostbusters fan "I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid and was a big fan of the Ray Parker Jr. hit title song. The Elmer Bernstein score is filled with fun, spookiness and classical orchestral moments, taking us all back to 1984! A real blast from the past!"

Complementing the performances is an enlightening pre-concert talk with three film experts; Dr Dan Golding, Andrew Pogson and Conductor, Benjamin Northey, from The Art of the Score podcast. Learn more about Elmer Bernstein's iconic score for Ghostbusters, from the melodies and motifs found within the film's score to what makes the score tick and discover how the composer walks the fine line between comedy and horror.


Tickets are now on sale for Ghostbusters in Concert: Choose from three performances:

  • Friday 26 April 2019 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday 27 April 2019 at 1:00pm

  • Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7:30pm

    Tickets are now on sale and priced from $60 and can be purchased here.

    For more information on the event, please visit and remember "Don't cross the streams!"

    Rated PG (Mild supernatural themes and coarse language, some scenes may scare young children).

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    When: 26 - 27 April
    Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
    Cost: $60 - $135
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