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Star Wars: Live in Concert (Episode IV: A New Hope)
December 1 • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm• $65 – $96.25
Eugene Symphony’s music director and conductor Francisco Lecce-Chong conducted Star Wars: A New Hope at Pittsburgh Symphony earlier this year. He previously told Eugene Weekly that conducting the piece was an exhausting experience that required a lot of endurance like Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. But he added it’s a worthwhile experience because the work of John Williams’ could be a stand-alone symphonic work. Eugene Symphony’s Star Wars: A New Hope will let Williams’ work take center stage as it plays the complete score — except the “Cantina Band” piece — alongside the film. “You could almost play this score without the movie at all, as a symphony. And it would be very compelling,” Lecce-Chong said about the work. “It’s that beautiful and fascinating.” The only catch about this performance is that we’re not sure whether Greedo or Han Solo shoots first in this performance.
Eugene Symphony performs Stars Wars: A New Hope 7 pm Saturday, Dec. 1, at Hult Center. Tickets range from $65 to $96.25. — Henry Houston