HAMPTON ROADS, VA [December 5, 2019] Back by popular demand, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the iconic film franchise Star Wars.
The concert, led by former VSO resident conductor Benjamin Rous, will be held for one night only at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk.
Experience the entire saga through the films’ scores written by the legendary John Williams, including music from Rogue One and Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
John Williams is a fifty-time Oscar nominee for his music and is well-known for his vast musical film credits spanning from Jaws to E.T. and Harry Potter. His score to George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies are widely celebrated. Williams’s Star Wars score stands out especially among the strong showing of science-fiction cinema in 1977, the year Star Wars premiered. NPR notes that “[Williams’s] mastery of melody and deftness of tone make the Star Wars scores a signal achievement in the history of cinema.”
Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., and range in price from $25 to $100. For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For groups of 10+ call 757.213.1413 for special discounts and benefits.
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