Star Wars Day Combined Orchestra Concert

The Fourth of May or more commonly known as May the Fourth- Star Wars Day is just around the corner. In celebration of this day Illawarra On Pointe Productions ( is holding a combined orchestra concert in the heart of Wollongong that is attracting musicians from galaxies far, far away.

The combined orchestra concert being held on the Wollongong Centre Stage (along Crown Street, opposite The Square Cafe) kicks off at 6pm on May Fourth and goes for an hour.

All musicians from and around the Illawarra are welcome to come along for a play through of the symphonic music from Star Wars at this concert and are invited to join the combined rehearsal on Wednesday 2nd May 6pm-8pm at the City of Wollongong Brass Band Hall (3 Ellen Street Wollongong) prior to the event. Passing crowds will be treated to a free orchestra concert that features the unforgettable Star Wars scores by John Williams.

This concert is made possible with the newly formed community ensemble, Young On Pointe Orchestra (YOPO). YOPO which has been operating as a part of Illawarra On Pointe’s community programs is a community orchestra in the heart of Wollongong that operates to provide opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities. The orchestra which encourages other community ensembles to get involved and collaborating opportunities in an area rich of orchestral musicians is looking forward to the combined concert and creating something memorable.

Orchestra conductor Ryley Gillen who will be leading the performance said “this concert is a fantastic opportunity for musicians to collaborate with community ensembles. We have musicians who have just started out on their instrument, we have school teachers, professional musicians and we have those who have reconnected with their passion for music and dusted off their instrument; it’s an exciting mix of energetic performers. If you play an instrument we’d love to see you for this one off event!”

Star Wars Day Rehearsal: Wednesday 2nd May 6pm-8pm at 3 Ellen St, Wollongong NSW 2500 (City of Wollongong Brass Band Hall). All musicians are welcome to join in this combined rehearsal prior to the performance on Friday 4th of May.

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