Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert Comes To The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Thanksgiving Weekend

by Tucson Symphony

Film is on the Big Screen while Orchestra Performs John Williams Score Live

(Tucson, AZ)─ Witness Star Wars: A New Hope on screen like never before — with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing live accompaniment of the iconic John Williams score!

This Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force.

Before the Saturday performance, members of Mos Eisley Base, the Rebel Legion chapter for the State of Arizona, will be in the lobby to visit with concert goers. With members throughout the Grand Canyon State they appear regularly at parades, toy drives, Comic Con and other community events in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and all points in between. Founded in 2000, Rebel Legion is an international fan-based volunteer organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate Star Wars Rebel Alliance costumes.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 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 unmistakable musical scores composed by Williams.

George Lucas wrote his original 1977 script while listening to and taking inspiration from great works of the classical repertoire. He believed that kind of music — symphonic, grand, aged — felt like it had always belonged inside his new universe, the Star Wars cosmos. Lucas first wanted classical music integrated with new music composed for the film, but when he hired Williams to score the film the composer suggested taking melodic material, developing it and relating it to a character all the way through the film. The series now contains eight full-length scores by Williams. They count among the most widely known and popular contributions to modern film music, utilize a symphony orchestra and feature an assortment of about fifty recurring musical themes to represent characters and other plot elements: one of the largest caches of themes in the history of film music.

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Thanksgiving film weekend is sponsored by BMO with support from VIP Mortgage Inc. – the Sundt Team.

Tickets to Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert are $30 to $86 with 50% off for children under 18. Tickets may also be purchased to donate to Seat for a Vet, the TSO’s annual campaign to give tickets to veterans at the holidays. All tickets are available online at, at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 2175 N. Sixth Avenue or by phone at 520.882.8585.  TSO Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Programming, artists and prices are subject to change.

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

Contact: Terry Marshall, Public Relations Manager, 520.620.9158