Very rarely do I get to write about two things that I nerd out about most in life. Those two things are Star Wars and music. Thankfully, the Ottawa Pops Orchestra is performing the Music of Star Wars December 21-23rd starting at 7:30 PM, so here we go.
If you’ve seen a film—which I’m assuming all of us have—it is obvious how integral a film’s score is to evoking emotion, creating tension, and enhance the overall dramatic narrative of a scene. In my mind, few movies do it better than the original Star Wars trilogy. John Williams’ iconic score is an inseparable part of the Star Wars legacy, one that has stood the test of time and continues to captivate the imagination of audiences young and old. In my mind, the anthemic Star Wars theme song at the beginning of each film makes the experience of watching so much more exciting. Similarly, hearing the Imperial March as Darth Vader enters a room creates a sense of darkness… as if you can feel the dark side of the force all around you. See, I told you. Supernerd.
The Ottawa Pops Orchestra (OPO) will bring the music of Star Wars to life December 21-23rd at the Centrepointe Theatre main stage. Fans of all ages are encouraged to come experience the grandeur of John Williams’ music, as OPO brings them to life. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Jedis, Siths, Sandpeople, or droids, and be part of the magic. And even more, student and youth tickets are going for as low as $25.75, which is a steal that even a Jawa couldn’t resist.
Find out more information and grab tickets here.
Check out the Ottawa Pops Orchestra’s Spotify playlist for the Music of Star Wars here.
We’re giving away two passes for any one of the days (winner’s choice!), so be sure to enter below. The winner will be announced via email by noon on Thursday, December 20, so check your inboxes. May the Force be with you!