STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
1ST BANK CENTER
11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021
Saturday, March 23, & Sunday, March 24, 2019
AEG Presents is thrilled to announce STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY live at the 1ST Bank Center Saturday, March 23, & Sunday, March 24, 2019. Doors 1:00pm || Show 2:00pm for both events.
COLORADO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE 1STBANK CENTER
Featuring Composer John Williams’ Complete Score Conducted By Brett Mitchell
December 17, 2018 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony will present the Colorado premiere of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at 1STBank Center in Broomfield, CO. Tickets will be available at altitudetickets.com on December 21, at 10:00 a.m. These performances feature a screening of the complete film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the films by the Colorado Symphony. The concerts will be led by the Colorado Symphony’s Music Director, Brett Mitchell.
The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force.
Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation– and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader– await.
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects, and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience.
Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film
Awards, five Emmy Awards and 23 Grammy Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney. His score for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score.
In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams’s score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).
The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music. STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
All seats are reserved seating. Tickets are $85.00- $45.00 plus applicable service charges, taxes, and fees. All ages are welcome.
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