Star Wars is back

Star Wars intergalactic adventure continues in concert.

Since the first Star Wars movie was released over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture.

Audiences around the world have been inspired by its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, ground-breaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by composer John Williams.

Now fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved Star Wars film in a live symphonic concert experience performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film on Saturday 1 December at 2pm and 7.30pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concerts will be led by conductor Nicholas Buc.

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

Can’t remember what happens in this Star Wars epic? The battle for the galaxy intensifies in The Empire Strikes Back, the thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon soon. A stunning revelation – and a seemingly life-or-death duel with Darth Vader – await.

Tickets are now on sale from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.