Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
This February, you can experience your favorite Star Wars film, Episode IV – A New Hope, in a whole new way! The film will be shown through a large state-of-the-art screen with a live 78-piece orchestra! The epic 1977 film, which has one of the most unforgettable scores in film history, will be accompanied by the illustrious and Canada’s own Filmharmonic Orchestra! This groundbreaking symphonic performance will bring the film to life and keep viewers at the edge of their seats with this action-packed story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader! On Thursday, 15th February 2024, Star Wars – A New Hope In Concert will come to entertain film and music lovers at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium! The show, which will run for two and a half hours, is guaranteed to breathe new life into the classic science fiction film! If you’re keen on experiencing this unique take on Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, you should hurry and secure your tickets now!
The 1977 film Star Wars, also titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, was written, produced, and directed by George Lucas. Star Wars became one of the most iconic films in history and started a giant film franchise. Moreover, the film became the most influential and biggest pop culture phenomenon. The band has heavily expanded into merchandise, toys, comic books, video games, and amusement park attractions. The story first came to Lucas in 1971, and several years later, filming began with an 11 million dollar budget. After Star Wars premiered, the film grossed over 700 million dollars, making it one of the biggest commercial successes of the time.
Star Wars also featured a remarkable cast comprising Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness. The show had one of the most advanced visual effects at the time. Lucas purposely started a visual effects company to ensure that the film would be a success.
Apart from exemplary visual effects and casting, the film has one of the most epic scores in history. The score, written by Oscar Award-winning composer John Williams, perfectly complemented the film’s visual presentation of the foreign worlds. The Man Title Theme became one of the most famous film soundtracks of all time. John William’s work for the film won numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Original Score, and a Saturn Award for Best Music.
The FILMharmonic Orchestra is Canada’s newest premier film music ensemble. The orchestra was founded by Denis Chabot in 2015. Since then, they have performed numerous sold-out film concerts, such as The Godfather, Gladiator, Titanic, Amadenus, Harry Potter, and plenty more. Star Wars – A New Hope In Concert at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium will feature one of Canada’s youngest and most accomplished conductors, Francis Choinière. The versatile music artist has been listed in CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” Choinière is a highly versatile musician who is also a pianist, a concert producer, and a composer.
Catch the amazing FILMharmonic Orchestra as they deliver Star Wars – A New Hope In Concert on Thursday, 15th February 2024, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium!