STAR WARS IN CONCERT Makes Its Columbus Symphony Debut 10/6

STAR WARS IN CONCERT Makes Its Columbus Symphony Debut 10/6Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture. Star Wars in Concert offers audiences an unparalleled Star Wars experience with the iconic film that started it all, A New Hope (1977), projected on a 40-foot screen suspended above the Columbus Symphony as they perform every note of John Williams' Oscar-winning score live on stage.

The Columbus Symphony presents Star Wars Live in Concert at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, October 6, at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$68 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

The 2017-18 Pops Series is made possible through the generous support of season sponsor American Electric Power.

About composer John Williams

Legendary composer John Williams is well known for scoring all seven of the Star Wars films, beginning with 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. His scores for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each earned Oscar nominations for Best Original Score.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, he is the Academy's most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selecTEd Williams' score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars was also preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. He has composed scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the US box office (adjusted for inflation).

The Star Wars Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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