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Star Wars’ Screens With Live Music

San Diego Symphony Orchestra plays John Williams’ score in outdoor concert

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Luke (Mark Hamill), Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Han (Harrison Ford) take on the Empire in "Star Wars -- A New Hope."

For the second time this week, San Diego audiences will have a chance to watch a film with live music. This time it’s the San Diego Symphony presenting "Star Wars – A New Hope" in concert Wednesday night.

John Williams’ opening music — played over the "Star Wars logo" and title crawl — has become so iconic that you’d be hard pressed to find a filmgoer anywhere in the world who doesn’t recognize it. Williams delivered a grand symphonic score evocative of old Hollywood swashbucklers and adventure films. Now the San Diego Symphony Orchestra offers the thrill of seeing "tar Wars — A New Hope" with the score played live as part of its Bayside Summer Nights Special Concert series.

Hearing music played live, especially by a full orchestra to a film as deliriously fun as the original "Star Wars," is guaranteed to give you goosebumps and to transform going to the movies into something transcendent.

Sarah Hicks will be conducting the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Limited tickets remain for the concert but it may sell out. So if you want to go, you can buy tickets online at the San Diego Symphony website.


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