May the Force be with TSO: Symphony to perform entire score of 'Star Wars' live with the film

May the Force be with TSO: Symphony to perform entire score of 'Star Wars' live with the film

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present "Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert," featuring a screening of the complete 1977 film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams' musical score performed live to the film.

The concert will be led by acclaimed conductor Steven Jarvi, interim artistic director of the Charlottesville Opera and former resident conductor of the St. Louis Symphony.

Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert experience, when the Star Wars: A New Hope debuts on May 4, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Huntington Center.

"We are thrilled to present the original Star Wars film at the Huntington Center," said Zak Vassar, president & CEO of the Toledo Symphony. "The music and movie are iconic, and this event will be one of the many ways that we will celebrate our 75th anniversary with our community. The sound will be massive, the screen will be massive, and we hope that the audience will be massive!" Vassar added, "These types of 'movie play-alongs' have become increasingly popular with audiences, and May the Fourth has become a big holiday among Star Wars fans. When the opportunity to be part of this project came along, we jumped at the chance. This will be a great night, and I hope we'll all take a few memories home with us."

Toledo Symphony subscribers can purchase tickets now. Tickets start at $27 and will go on sale to the general public beginning August 1, 2018. Tickets are available at, by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000, or stopping by in person at the Toledo Symphony or Huntington Center Box Offices.

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