"I like firsts, good or bad, they're always memorable", while it may not be the first time an orchestra has performed the music of one of the most iconic space franchises in recent history, it will absolutely be a memorable experience.


The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is taking audiences to a galaxy "far, far away" later this month, after announcing that their next concert's theme will be "Star Wars and More".

While the unofficial Star Wars holiday is generally celebrated on May 4th. (As a play on the famous line, May the FORCE (4th) be with you.), the Jackson Symphony Orchestra is taking off to explore the deepest corners of the galaxy with their musical catalog on Saturday, May 21st.

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The concert will obviously include music from the Star Wars series, and one of the confirmed songs that will be performed from the series will be “Duel of the Fates” from director George Lucas’ 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. They're bringing in a few extra helpers for the the performance of “Duel of the Fates”, and they will also include the Northwest High School choir.

But, not every song will be Star Wars themed, they also plan to play several pieces from other space and sci-fi themed properties including E.T the Extraterrestrial, Apollo 13, and an entire section dedicated to the Star Trek series as well. (So don't worry, you can live long and prosper too.)

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They've also curated a playlist of songs you can expect to hear. (see below)

If you'd like to see this stellar performance for yourself, you can purchase tickets at the online or at the door, starting at $10. They also encourage you to wear a costume from Star Wars, E.T., or Star Trek, because they'll be having a costume contest as well.

Want to go? Details and tickets can be found on their website.

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