This event finished on 26 January 2019
- Venue: Roy Thomson Hall
- Categories: Film, Music & Theatre
- Listing: Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Roy Thomson Hall
In part one of the four-part Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Star Wars Film Concert Series, fans can relive these epic episodes on the big screen, accompanied by the John Williams’ score performed live.
Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the fourth episode of the saga, Star Wars: A New Hope (the original 1977 film), returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).
As civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon.
In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
This concert is a special presentation of the 2018/19 season. Buy tickets here for individual screenings or a 4-pack to the entire series.