Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras bringing music of ‘Star Wars’ to a park near you

Courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat

Photo Credit: Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat

Leon County and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra proudly present ”Star Wars: A Musical Celebration” featuring the iconic film scores of John Williams, with special guests from the 501st Legion, at Cascades Park Capital City Amphitheater. 

The performance will take place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

The Force summons visitors for a performance of music celebrating a galaxy far, far away! Led by Conductor Darko Butorac (aka “Darko Vader”) the Tallahassee Symphony will present an epic evening under the stars, filled with the music of legendary composer John Williams.

Attendees will be taken on a musical journey from the world of Star Wars with classical favorites spanning the parsecs between Tallahassee and Dagobah. Whether loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, fans are certain to feel the Force through the power of music.

“It is an honor to conduct the incredible music of John Williams,” said Maestro Darko Butorac. “His work with the Star Wars films has defined an era of cinema. The music is an integral element of the drama, conceived to reveal the thoughts and emotions of each character.”

The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate Star Wars characters. Florida members of the 501st will participate in the performance and interact with fans. Attendees and Star Wars fans are encouraged to come early in costume for a chance to take photos with 501st Legion and Rebel Legion!

Composer John Williams’ work spans five decades and is one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers. He scored all nine of the “Star Wars” saga films, winning an Oscar for the first “Star Wars: A new Hope” for best Original Score.

Williams vast musical film credits include other classics such as Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park, and many more.  With 52 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.

To purchase tickets, or for more information on the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park, seating details and other concerts, visit CapitalCityAmphitheater.com.  

Tickets are available for purchase in-person at The Moon box office starting at noon Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. For more information, including box office hours, call (850) 878-6900. For destination information, please go to VisitTallahassee.com.

May the Force be with you.