Iconic Film with John Williams’ Score Performed Live by the Symphony

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Philharmonic (SC Philharmonic) is thrilled to announce a special presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, featuring the complete film accompanied by composer John Williams’ iconic Oscar®-winning score performed live by the orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and will take place on August 25th, 2024, with performances at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Since its release over 45 years ago, the Star Wars saga has left an indelible mark on both cinema and culture, captivating audiences worldwide with its mythic storytelling, iconic characters, and groundbreaking special effects. John Williams’ legendary musical scores have played an integral role in the saga’s success, and fans will have the opportunity to experience the magic of Star Wars on the big screen accompanied by a live symphony orchestra.

Composer John Williams is renowned for scoring all nine films of the Star Wars saga, beginning with the original Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, for which he earned an Academy Award® for Best Original Score. His contributions to The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and subsequent films have earned him numerous accolades and nominations, solidifying his place in cinematic history.

Tickets for Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert range from $30 to $100 and can be purchased online at www.scphiharmonic.com or by calling the Koger Box Office at (803) 251-2222.

This presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert is licensed by Disney Concerts, the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters worldwide.

For more information about the SC Philharmonic and its upcoming performances, visit www.scphiharmonic.com.

About the SC Philharmonic: The South Carolina Philharmonic is committed to presenting exceptional live symphonic music to enrich and inspire the communities it serves. Under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, the SC Philharmonic offers a diverse array of programming, including classical masterworks, pops concerts, and educational initiatives.

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