Jackson Symphony Orchestra announces space-themed concert

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance will take listeners to “a galaxy far, far away….” The orchestra has announced that its next concert will have the theme “star wars and more.” The concert will take place at the Michigan Theater on May 21.

The concert will include music from star wars series, which was mainly composed by John Williams in the episodic films from 1977-2019, known as “The Skywalker Saga”. Michael Giacchino composed the music for 2016 A thug and John Powell composed the music for the 2018s Solo. One of the songs confirmed to be performed from the show will be “Duel of the Fates” from director George Lucas’ 1999 film. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The theme was recently brought back in a trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor reprising the role for the prequel trilogy. The performance of “Duel of the Fates” will also include the Northwest High School Choir.

The concert will also include music from the 1982 film by director Steven Spielberg AND the extra-terrestrial, whose music was also composed by Williams. Another space franchise represented will be star trek. The theme for the original 1966-1969 series was composed by Alexander Courage. The Northwest High School Choir will also perform during the star trek section. It will also contain the music from the 1995 film by director Ron Howard Apollo 13composed by James Horner.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s music director, Matthew Aubin, will be the master of ceremonies for the concert. “You’re going to know most of the music that we play,” Aubin said. “It’s going to be played well by talented musicians. We encourage everyone to make it a night out. Make your way to the city center ahead of time and have dinner at the restaurant, then come see the show. You’re sure to find yourself humming along to familiar music as you step out at the end of the evening. Danh Pham will be the guest conductor of the concert. Pham is the Music Director of the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the Coure d’Alene Symphony Orchestra.

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra”star wars and More” will take place May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.

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