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Star Wars — Film Concert Series

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - In Concert

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$65-165

Duration

2 hours & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

26

Sep, 2017

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

27

Sep, 2017

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

28

Sep, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Part of Star Wars — Film Concert Series.

SOLD OUT. Additional tickets may be released as concert dates near. Subscribers for the 2017-18 season can be placed on a wait list by calling Customer Relations at (212) 875-5656.

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 York Philharmonic join forces for the World Premiere of The Empire Strikes Back in concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with the Philharmonic performing John Williams’s legendary score live.

This concert is a special event of the 2017–18 season.

Program

John Williams

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (World Premiere-score performed live to complete film)

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Artists

David Newman

Conductor

David Newman

Conductor

David Newman

Conductor

David Newman is one of today’s most accomplished creators of music for film. In his 30-year career he has created the scores for more than 110 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger, and Heathers to the more recent Five Flights Up and Serenity. His music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Galaxy Quest and Throw Mama from the Train; and award-winning animated films Ice Age, The Brave Little Toaster, and Anastasia. Mr. Newman holds an Academy Award nomination for his score to Anastasia, and was the first composer to have a piece — 1001 Nights — performed in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s FILMHARMONIC series, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Mr. Newman is also a highly sought-after conductor, appearing with leading orchestras throughout the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra.

The son of nine-time Oscar-winning composer Alfred Newman and an active composer for the concert hall, David Newman has composed works that have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony, as well as at the Ravinia Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival. He also composed a violin-orchestra suite for Sarah Chang based on the songs from West Side Story. Passionate about nurturing the next generation of musicians, Mr. Newman serves on the Board of the American Youth Symphony, a 51-year-old pre-professional orchestra based in Los Angeles, and in 2010 he served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival in the Film Scoring Program.

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Special Thanks
Presentation licensed by DISNEY CONCERTS in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music.
© 2017 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic are presented by Daria and Eric Wallach.

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