Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra performs Star Wars live with film at Tucker Center

TALLAHASSEE – The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra presents “Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert” at the Tucker Center.


The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert with a screening of the full film, featuring composer John Williams’ iconic Oscar®-winning score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by conductor John Jesensky on September 28e and 29e at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Ticket sales start on Monday 17 Junee at 8 o’clock. All ticket prices are subject to applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Since the release of this first one Star Wars film over 45 years ago, the Star Wars The saga has had a huge impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythical stories, compelling characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Fans will experience the scale and grandeur of this beloved film during a live symphonic concert experience.

Legendary composer Williams is known for composing all nine Star Wars saga films, starting with 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope for which he earned an Academy Award® for Best Original Score. His scores for The Empire strikes back, the return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi And Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker were each nominated for best original score.

Luke Skywalker embarks on a journey that will change the galaxy Star Wars: A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is drawn into the Rebel Alliance’s struggle when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived in seclusion on the desert planet Tatooine for years. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke accompanies him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire. The presentation is licensed by Disney Concerts.

This performance is the second in the Films in Concert with TSO series, the orchestra’s latest initiative to engage, enrich and inspire people at all stages of life through great music. Sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union, these concerts offer an exciting new way to experience your favorite movies: with a live orchestra! Each experience features a full movie screening, exactly as you would see it in the theater, while your TSO performs the score, live on screen.

“As a credit union committed to transforming the communities we serve, First Commerce is excited to partner with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra to bring this unique event to Tallahassee for fans of all ages to enjoy,” said the CEO from First Commerce Cecilia Homison. “Generations of fans will experience this iconic film in a whole new way when they watch it on the big screen while listening to the soundtrack played live by talented local musicians.”

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About Disney Concerts:

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras, choirs and presenters worldwide. Disney Concerts concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and thematic instrumental and vocal compilation concerts that range from symphonic performances with instrumental music only to multimedia productions with live vocalists and choirs. Featuring concerts from the world’s biggest film franchises – from Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and 20th Century Studios – current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series, Toy Story, Aladdin, Disney Princess – The Concert, Coco, The Lion King, Up, The Lion King, Up, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol.