Published on August 26th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert returns with the full force of the mighty MSO – Eighth and final show now on sale

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert – the Force returns to the MSO when they perform John Williams’ legendary score as the classic 1980 film, The Empire Strikes Back, is projected on the big screen at Hamer Hall.

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped – with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. The Force will be with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra when they perform The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, featuring the popular movie on the big screen with the MSO performing John Williams’ legendary score live.

Conductor Nicholas Buc said that The Empire Strikes Back is his personal favourite Star Wars score.

‘As well as being a fan favourite in the series, The Empire Strikes Back introduces perhaps the greatest villain’s theme in cinematic history, The Imperial March. Williams’ bombastic music for Darth Vader has since come to represent everything evil in the Star Wars universe and, combined with his new love theme for Han and Leia, this score improves on everything that Williams started in Episode IV,’ said Mr Buc.

Enjoy the most memorable moments from this iconic film including Han Solo being frozen in carbonite, Luke Skywalker discovering who his true father is and his training methods as a Jedi under the watchful eye of his master, Yoda, all while the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays the incredible music in full symphonic surround sound.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert


Thursday 5 & Friday 6 October – 7.30pm, Saturday 7 October  – 1pm & Sunday 8 October – 2.00pm

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 october – 7.30pm, Saturday 21 October – 1.00pm & 7.30pm

Venue:  Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Bookings: | 03 9929 9600

Film classification:  PG (mild science fiction violence) 

Running time:  Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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