The MSO announce 'Star Wars: A New Hope' live in concert

Performing John Williams' iconic score while the film plays overhead. 

In an Australian premiere, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform Star Wars: A New Hope live in concert, performing the score in its entirety along with a screening of the classic George Lucas film. 

It comes in the leadup to their forthcoming live performance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend. 

"The John Williams score to the original Star Wars film contains some of the most instantly recognisable music ever written for orchestra," said MSO Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey. "For many young musicians, this was the inspiration to pursue a career in music. For all audiences it was, and remains to be, simply a magical and transporting experience. I’m still pinching myself that we get to perform this score live to the film." 

I, for one, am really hoping members of the MSO are dressed like this: 

The MSO will perform Star Wars: A New Hope on Friday February 2 and Saturday February 3. Bookings and details via their website