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Watch Star Wars on the big screen, accompanied by QSO
In a galaxy far, far away…

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will "feel the force" this July, when they present Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert.

The orchestra will be performing John Williams' Oscar-winning score, performed live to the iconic film. The orchestra will be conducted by Australian conductor, Benjamin Northey, who is the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

WeekendNotes subscribers have the chance to win a Double Pass to the session on Saturday 7th July, 2018 at 2pm.

To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Star Wars' to and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to attend this event. Please make sure to include your full name and postal address so we can send you your prize.

1 lucky winner will be drawn on 2 July and contacted by email.

It was way back in the 70's when Luke Skywalker began a journey that would change the galaxy, and indeed have such a huge influence on so many moviegoers.

Luke left his home planet, and battled the evil Empire and even learnt the ways of a Jedi. Some 19 years after the Empire was formed, Luke Skywalker is in the midst of the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi has lived for many years in isolation on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a brave mission.

A civil war rages in the galaxy and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire. Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of the self-assured pilot, Han Solo.

They are then joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, and this is when the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader, Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil empire.


They then make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire's ultimate weapon. The rogue group begin an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Lord Darth Vader.


Now the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert. This will feature a screening of the complete film with Oscar-winning composer, John Williams' musical score performed live to the film by the QSO.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie some 40 years ago, the Star Wars stories have had a huge impact on so many people.


It has, of course, mythic storytelling, captivating characters, incredible special effects, as well as those fantastic musical scores

Now, Star Wars fans will be able to experience the "scope and grandeur" of this delightful film in a live symphonic concert experience, when Star Wars: A New Hope debuts in Brisbane on Saturday 7th July, 2018.

John Williams is himself a legend and has written all eight of the Star Wars saga music scores to date. The first one was in 1977, which earned him an Academy Award for the Best Original Score.

His scores for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and most recently, Star Wars: The Last Jedi were all nominated for Best Original Score.

Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine.

The show will be on at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street & Glenelg Street, South Bank.

There will be two sessions on Saturday - one at 2.00 pm, and one at 7.30 pm.

Star Wars: A New Hope is rated PG for science fiction violence, and brief mild language.

The safest way to buy tickets is at Ticketek. Ticketek is the official ticketing service for Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre and Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert.

Subscription packages are sold through Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office only.

There are several different seats you can purchase:
Platinum $119
A Reserve $99
A Reserve Family $299
B Reserve $89
B Reserve Family $269
C Reserve $69
C Reserve Family $199
D Reserve $59

There is a one-off service and handling fee for these bookings of $6.90 per transaction on all purchases. This service fee could vary, and the family price is for four tickets.

As there are only two shows of this wonderful concert/film, make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible!
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When: Saturday 7th July, 2018
Where: Brisbane Convention Centre
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