Daaah dah dahdahdah daaaaah dah...
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, composer John Williams, fresh off his success with the Jaws theme he wrote for Steven Spielberg, took on the job of scoring a little science fiction film called Star Wars. Enlisting Williams was just one of many masterstrokes by writer-director George Lucas, and arguably one of the most essential for the enduring popularity of his space saga, now the wholly owned property of Disney.
In 2018 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is breaking out all that thunderous brass to perform the entire Oscar-winning score of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope live while the movie plays on a giant screen at the ICC Sydney Theatre. Expect the filmic experience you know and love to make a jump in to hyperspace once the full power of the SSO is unleashed.
Nicholas Buc will conduct, tickets will start at $59 and they are bound to disappear faster than the Milennium Falcon can do the Kessel Run. If you're never seen Star Wars, then this is one hell of a way to start.
And if you've never been to an orchestral concert before then congratulations: you've just taken the first step into a larger world.