Toronto Symphony Orchestra Presents Live Score Event 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens — In Concert'

Four performances will take place from October 6 to 8

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Sep 22, 2022

However the force works, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will certainly be conjuring it with their latest special presentation: Star Wars: The Force Awakens — In Concert. Conducted by Sarah Hicks, the orchestra will perform Oscar-winning composer John Williams' iconic score live alongside the 2015 instalment of the film franchise created by George Lucas.

Four showings of the movie (each with a 20-minute intermission), accompanied live by TSO, will take place at Roy Thompson Hall from October 6 to 8. Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of the J.J. Abrams-directed The Force Awakens like never before with the soundtrack brought to life in concert.

The music is essential to the world-building that wrings movie magic out of the tale of a renegade stormtrooper (John Boyega) and a scavenger (Daisy Ridley) enlisting the help of legendary freedom-fighters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca. Together, they embark on an intergalactic quest to transport a droid, containing information pertaining to the whereabouts of wayward Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), to General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) of the Resistance — and they'll have to circumvent Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order along the way.

Williams has scored all nine Star Wars films to date, all the way back to 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, which earned the Academy Award for Best Original Score (and a spot in our list of Five Essential Williams Scores). Though the composer himself has famously never seen one of the movies, we reckon Star Wars: The Force Awakens — In Concert could convince him.

The greatest teacher, failure is — but don't miss out on this: tickets are available now via the TSO's website.

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