Stars Wars with the MSO
I love Star Wars and had always imagined taking the kids along for that magic moment in the cinema when it goes from black screen to those iconic words and the score begins. However, I had never imagined it would be quite like this! The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has taken on the remarkable challenge of playing the score live and the result is an experience like no other.
Even before you enter the theatre you know this is a special event. Storm Troopers are mingling with the crowd and giant light sabres are your entry point. The Star Wars crowd is a passionate bunch and this performance feeds off that energy. Gone is the silence between pieces, the orchestra gets applause for each piece with an enthusiasm matching the moments the Millenium Falcon appears on screen.
Over the years I have taken the kids to many MSO performances and they have grown up with a love of the orchestra (so much so that my daughter now wants to learn the harp, not the most convenient choice of instrument 😄), but a performance like this appeals not only to the music fans but the movie fans too. This is a brilliant way to introduce the orchestra to youngsters who may not have seen themselves in the MSO crowd.
**Please note the dress code of Star Wars t shirt. It’s not written on your tickets but judging by the crowd, they didn’t let in anyone not wearing one. 😂