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Queensland Museum Presents
Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert – World Premiere
Performed at QPAC by Queensland Festival Philharmonic and Voices of Birralee
Produced by World Science Festival Brisbane and Film Concerts Live!
The stars will shine bright on Saturday evening when the World Science Festival Brisbane takes the human experience into the realms of science fiction with the world premiere performance of Close Encounters of the Third Kind – World Premiere.
In a stunning international collaboration between World Science Festival Brisbane, Film Concerts Live! and Columbia Pictures, this world premiere performance brings together cinema, science and live music in one spectacular evening of extra-terrestrial excitement.
Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is widely considered one of the most treasured and influential science fiction films of all time.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains as engrossing and inspiring today as it was forty years ago.
Now for the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience John Williams’ magnificent score performed in its entirety by an 84-piece orchestra and 80-voice choir live and in sync with this extraordinary film.
Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the story of Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), an ordinary blue-collar electrical lineman from Indiana who experiences a close encounter with an unidentified flying object. Increasingly obsessed with this unexplained phenomenon, Roy is drawn to a series of seemingly random strangers, each of whom has come in contact with similar UFOs, eventually making his way to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, where he finds the answers he seeks and where his life is forever changed.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind © 1977, renewed 2005, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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