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State Theatre New Jersey And New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Present THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK In Concert

State Theatre New Jersey And New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Present THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK In Concert

State Theatre New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra featuring Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous on Saturday January 6, 2019 at 3pm. Tickets range from $35-$125.

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped-with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Star Wars and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos join forces for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with the NJSO performing John Williams' legendary score live.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra-named "a vital, artistically significant musical organization" by The Wall Street Journal-embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships, and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra's superb musicians.

The Orchestra presents classical, pops, and family programs, as well as outdoor summer concerts and special events. In addition to its lauded artistic programming, the NJSO presents a suite of education and community engagement programs that promote meaningful, lifelong engagement with live music. Programs include school-time Concerts for Young People, NJSO Youth Orchestras family of student ensembles, and El Sistema-inspired NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement, and Music Project). NJSO musicians annually perform original chamber music programs at community events in a variety of settings statewide.

Constantine Kitsopoulos has made a name for himself as a conductor whose musical experiences comfortably span the worlds of opera and symphony, where he conducts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and musical theater, where he can be found leading orchestras on Broadway. Kitsopoulos is in his third season as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and continues as general director of Chatham Opera, which he founded in 2005. This season, Kitsopoulos also makes debuts with the New York Pops, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Elgin Symphony, and Westchester Philharmonic.

Kitsopoulos studied conducting with Vincent LeSelva, as well as Gustav Meier, Sergiu Commissiona, and Semyon Bychkov. He studied piano with Marienka Michna, Chandler Gregg, Ed Edson, and Sophia Rosoff. His first recording-Baz Luhrmann's production of La Bohème-was released by Dreamworks in 2002. His recording of Kurt Weill's "Happy End" was released in 2007 by Ghostlight Records. The cast album of A Catered Affair was released in 2008 by PS Classics.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner /Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey's programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.

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