Star Wars: A New Hope is coming to the Royal Albert Hall this November where it’ll be screened alongside a full live orchestral performance of John Williams’ iconic score by the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra, who played on the original soundtrack in 1977.
The shows will form the centrepiece of the Hall’s dedicated Star Wars season, a special celebration including Q&As, concerts and family events.
The Star Wars: A New Hope will also tour the UK, allowing fans to re-enjoy all the fun and adventure of George Lucas’ film.
Grant Watmuff, Licensing & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Disney Music Group, said: “We’re delighted that Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to experience the music of the movie performed live to picture in the UK for the first time.
“From the opening fanfare to the final note, John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope is a genre-defining masterclass of cinematic composition.”
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “During our nine years of pioneering the Films in Concert concept, there’s one movie that’s been requested more than any other, and that’s Star Wars: A New Hope.
“We’re ecstatic to announce its UK debut at the Hall this November, with the London Symphony Orchestra confirmed for this once-in-a-lifetime show. There’s simply no film – or score – that’s more iconic.”
Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, said: “The London Symphony Orchestra has a deep and long-lasting relationship with John Williams and particularly his music for the Star Wars films, having recorded the soundtracks for the first six episodes.
“The music of Star Wars is in the LSO blood and we are delighted to be involved in what will surely be a memorable series of performances.”
John Williams’ iconic, transcendent score for the 1977 original is one of the most renowned in film history, winning him an Oscar and being selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest ever written.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday from www.royalalberthall.com