Star Wars film concert series

The ‘Star Wars’ films have been presented in theaters in a variety of ways to date: in their original conditions, in “restored” conditions, in SFX-added “Special Editions,” in re-release to celebrate more ‘Star Wars’ films- the list goes on and on.  Now, however, fans in the New York City area (or those willing to travel there) can get a special treat: a viewing of four of the films in the series, accompanied live by the New York Philharmonic playing the score in time with the movies themselves.

Sadly, John Williams won’t be directing the musical group in their live performance of his iconic music.  That duty will belong to long-time fellow film score composer David Newman.  The New York Philharmonic will be performing in time to the films at the Lincoln Center in New York City on weekends in September and October of this year.  Tickets are already starting to sell out, so if you’re interested, you can click here to learn more and grab your own reservations to the show(s).

As per usual in the vast majority of ‘Star Wars’ promotions, the original trilogy and new film are feeling the love but the prequel trilogy gets snubbed.  The concert series will feature performances of ‘A New Hope,’ ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘Return of the Jedi,’ and ‘The Force Awakens.’  No word as of yet if an angry person dressed in a Jar-Jar Binks cosplay will be standing outside the venue beat-boxing the ‘Attack of the Clones’ theme immediately before and after the shows.

Experience these films as never before at the world’s first-ever live performance of Star Wars — Film Concert Series! Don’t miss your chance to see these epic films on screen with the unparalleled New York Philharmonic performing the iconic music of John Williams.


Performances of the ‘Star Wars Film Concert Series’ begin on September 15, 2017, and run through October 7, 2017.