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Star Wars Live in Concert: The Empire Strikes Back

About This Concert

Experience the thrills of the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy as it is shown in full on the big screen, accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra led by Sarah Hicks.

Feel the power of the Force as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO return for more intergalactic excitement in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A full-length movie screening accompanied by a live performance of John Williams’ Oscar®-nominated score brings this epic battle for the galaxy to life.

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Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Oscar®-winning composer John Williams recorded the original soundtrack with the London Symphony Orchestra in 18 sessions over six days in 1979 and 1980.
  • Creator of some of the most memorable movie scores of all time, Williams also wrote the music for Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, Schindler's List and the first three Harry Potter films, among many more.
  • Muppets creator Jim Henson, a friend of Star Wars mastermind George Lucas, was initially offered the opportunity to design the character Yoda.
  • The Empire Strikes Back was the highest-grossing film of 1980 and earned John Williams two Grammys® for Best Original Movie Score and Best Instrumental Composition.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

The Movies & Music series is made possible by U.S. Bank.

US Bank

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

This concert is featured as part of the following subscription packages:
Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts)

Live at Orchestra Hall

Star Wars Live in Concert: The Empire Strikes Back

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WED OCT 2 2019 7:30pm

Additional Dates

Thu Oct 3 20197:30pm

Fri Oct 4 20197:30pm

Sat Oct 5 20197:30pm

Sun Oct 6 20192pm

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

This concert is featured as part of the following subscription packages:
Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts)

Pre-pay Valet Parking (Save $3)


Concert Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 5:30pm


Beat Saber

Star Wars Trivia with Trivia Mafia

All upcoming Pre- and Post-Activities

About This Concert

Experience the thrills of the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy as it is shown in full on the big screen, accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra led by Sarah Hicks.

Feel the power of the Force as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO return for more intergalactic excitement in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A full-length movie screening accompanied by a live performance of John Williams’ Oscar®-nominated score brings this epic battle for the galaxy to life.

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Oscar®-winning composer John Williams recorded the original soundtrack with the London Symphony Orchestra in 18 sessions over six days in 1979 and 1980.
  • Creator of some of the most memorable movie scores of all time, Williams also wrote the music for Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, Schindler's List and the first three Harry Potter films, among many more.
  • Muppets creator Jim Henson, a friend of Star Wars mastermind George Lucas, was initially offered the opportunity to design the character Yoda.
  • The Empire Strikes Back was the highest-grossing film of 1980 and earned John Williams two Grammys® for Best Original Movie Score and Best Instrumental Composition.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

The Movies & Music series is made possible by U.S. Bank.

US Bank

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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Wednesday October 2 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

Beat Saber

Beat Saber VR Game

When: Pre-Concert and Intermission
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Beat Saber is a Virtual Reality rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats which fit perfectly into precisely handcrafted music. Join us pre-concert to experience this unique game!

Concert Preview

Star Wars Trivia with Trivia Mafia

When: 6:30-7:15pm
Where: Mezzanine
Join Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia operation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for two hosted Star Wars-themed quizzes in advance of tonight's event. Get ready for a brain workout at 6:30 and 6:55!