Star Wars concert by Rotterdam Philharmonic: A new hope

Star Wars concert by Rotterdam Philharmonic: A new hope

A landmark collaboration brings the iconic Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack to life in Rotterdam.

Collaboration between cinema in concert and the Rotterdam philharmonic orchestra

For the first time, Cinema in Concert and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) have joined forces to host Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert. This event, scheduled for 31 May and 1 June at the RTM Stage of Ahoy Rotterdam, promises to offer a unique experience by bringing the iconic film to life through a live performance of its unforgettable score by composer John Williams, under the baton of conductor Ben Palmer.

A unique cinematic and musical experience

The concert will feature a complete screening of Star Wars: A New Hope, accompanied by the live performance of its Oscar-winning score by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Annerieke Glaser, owner of Cinema in Concert, shared, “It is an honor to present John Williams' masterpiece in this manner, and we are confident that the audience will enjoy an unforgettable experience."

The original Star Wars film, released over 45 years ago, has significantly influenced cinema and culture, inspiring audiences worldwide with its mythical story, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects, and iconic musical score. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the magnitude and grandeur of this beloved film in an unforgettable live symphonic concert experience.

John Williams' legendary composition

John Williams is celebrated for composing the music for all nine films in the Star Wars saga, starting with Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, which earned him an Academy Award® for Best Original Music. His scores for subsequent films in the series have also received nominations for Best Original Music.

Dates, tickets, and licensing

The concerts are scheduled to take place at the Rotterdam Ahoy RTM Stage on Friday, 31 May 2024, and Saturday, 1 June 2024, both at 20:00 hours. Tickets will be available from 7 March through an exclusive pre-sale. The presentation is licensed by Disney Concerts, ensuring an authentic and high-quality experience for attendees.

Directions to Rotterdam Ahoy RTM Stage

Located in the heart of Rotterdam, Ahoy is easily accessible by public transport, car, and bike. Visitors can reach Ahoy by taking the subway to Zuidplein station, which is just a short walk from the venue. The area around Ahoy features ample parking for those who prefer to drive.

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