Star Wars: A New Hope
Film Concert - Symphony Orchestra performs music live to film
28 Feb & 1 March – HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTER - Concert Hall
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See the first-ever official Star Wars concert in Hong Kong!
Relive John Williams’ beloved music live while
watching the entire movie on a giant screen
Star Wars: A New Hope is the movie that started the legend, the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy. More than 70 orchestra musicians will play the soundtrack live at the prestigious Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Created by five-time Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams, the epic music takes on a new dimension when played accompanying the full movie projected onto the big screen.
In Star Wars: A New Hope, nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.
Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ Star Wars “Main Title” theme has become part of popular culture since it was first heard accompanying A New Hope in 1977. It is no surprise that Williams’ orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable themes in cinematic history, from the classic “Main Title” theme to the ominous “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to the stirring “Duel of the Fates” from the prequel trilogy. The powerful score of A New Hope will resonate like never before at the magnificent Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
An official Star Wars concert is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, an event not to be missed!
ABOUT DISNEY CONCERTS
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.
The Concert Hall at HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTER
The oval-shape Concert Hall is designed for music performances. There are 2,019 seats in the two-tier auditorium. The hall is finished in high quality oak and fitted with adjustable acoustic canopy and curtains to ensure quality acoustics effect. Installed behind the open stage is a 93-stop, 8,000-pipe Austrian organ, one of the largest mechanical tracker action organs in the world.