It has been announced that a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope, with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film.
The 82 piece RTÉ Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by David Mahoney.
Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
Legendary composer John Williams is well known for scoring all eight of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope for which he earned an Academy Award® for Best Original Score. His scores for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars® for Best Original Score. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released on December 15, 2017, and was Ireland and the UK’s biggest film of 2017.
Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.
Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office.
The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.
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