In July, last year, I finally got to tick something off my bucket list. I got to see the Star Wars score performed by a live orchestra and it was amazing.
We'd bought tickets to go and see the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) perform a tribute concert celebrating the music of John Williams.
The concert was held at the Perth Concert Hall. John Williams has scored more than 100 films and won five Academy Awards for his work. The talented men and women at WASO put on an amazing show playing some of his most famous musical scores. We heard music from Jaws, Star Wars, ET, Schindler's List and Harry Potter.
I spent the whole night sitting there with my fingers crossed hoping that they would play the 'Imperial March' (my favourite Star Wars song) and then at the end I got my wish.
The conductor took a bow, disappeared from the stage and then came back out dressed as Darth Vader holding a red lightsaber. I squealed in excitement and squeezed my husband's arm as the conductor stepped up onto his podium and led the orchestra in the Imperial March. It was every bit as cool as I thought it would be.
If you want to experience Star Wars live in concert, you might be interested to know that WASO is planning to host Star Wars: A New Hope live in concert at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this September. WASO have performed similar concerts in the past for Harry Potter.
You will be able to see the original Star Wars film on the big screen with WASO performing John Williams' legendary score live for your entertainment. The film screening will include subtitles. It is being conducted by Benjamin Northey.
There will be three performances of the concert. The first will be held on Friday, September 28 at 7.30pm. The second will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 1.30pm and the third will be held that same day at 7.30pm.
Tickets will be $112.15 for Premium seats, $91.80 for A Reserve, $71.40 for B Reserve and $51.00 for C Reserve with a restricted view (limited availability).