Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
This performance is part of the Mann’s Summer Picnic Series, Presented by Burke Brothers
The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: A New Hope live in concert on July 20th. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens.
John Williams did not compose his Star Wars scores for the concert hall... but he did compose them with a concert hall mentality. George Lucas wrote his original 1977 script while listening to and taking inspiration from great works of the classical repertoire, and when he hired Williams to score the film, that kind of music - symphonic, grand, aged - felt like it had always belonged inside his new universe.
Since the release of A New Hope over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. The top Academy Award®-winning Star Wars film, A New Hope was nominated for ten Oscars including Best Original Score. The film was also chosen by the American Film Institute as the greatest score ever written. For the first time, fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert experience.
We encourage you to celebrate your favorite movie characters at this performance, but please leave all masks, toy weapons (lightsabers, imitation grenades, etc.) and armor at home!
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY
Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series, presented by Burke Brothers Landscaping Design.
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.
Lawn chairs are permitted for this performance. The Mann recommends reasonably sized chairs; be a good neighbor!
Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn.
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No photography is permitted at this performance.