Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the iconic soundtrack to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, while the original film plays on the big screen at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 1 December.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie more than 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, and ground-breaking special effects. in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga the battle for the galaxy intensifies.

As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon soon. A stunning revelation – and a seemingly life-or-death duel with Darth Vader – await.

With music by superstar composer John Williams, this is a not-to-be-missed experience. The symphony will perform two shows, a matinee at 2pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. For bookings and more info visit the Queensland Symphony Orchestra website, or phone 136 246.

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