Star Wars: A New Hope Is Back as an Orchestra Concert

"Do or do not. There is no try."

( It's been 43 years since the first Star Wars movie made a splash on the big screen, and fans from all generations followed this epic saga in "a galaxy far, far away" all the way through to the saga's final installment, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released in December 2019. And what better way to relive the space adventure that most of us grew up with than through an orchestra concert that features the movie's musical score? Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert is happening on May 30 and 31 at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City.


The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga is taking on the challenge of interpreting John Williams’ musical score. The well-known composer, who penned the scoring for all nine Star Wars films, received an Academy Award for Best Original Score for Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). His composition for the said movie was chosen by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film score of all time and was even preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance.

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert is made possible by CC:Concepts, which also brought us orchestra concerts for Call Me By Your Name in October 2018 and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in September 2019.

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert is on May 30 and 31 at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, 1 Aseana Avenue, Parañaque City. Tickets, priced from P1,500 to P6,000, are available through Ticketworld.

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Main photo from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

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