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30 June 2021, 12:04
When the most feared Sith Lord crashes your concert, there’s only one piece of music you can play.
As the Russian State Cinema Symphony Orchestra paused between movements, the ensuing silence was unexpectedly broken by the distinct sound of deep breathing.
The appropriate response to a Sith Lord taking a seat at your concert?
Звездные Войны и Дарт Вейдер в Московской консерватории.
Surprisingly, the unexpected guest didn’t gatecrash the show in a galaxy far, far away – but in Russia’s Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Despite his late arrival, George Lucas’ formidable character still offered a bow to the orchestra’s conductor, Sergei Skripka.
Well, we imagine he does... it’s a little tricky to tell with the giant mask and everything.