Reno Phil Brings Star Wars Music

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Reno Philharmonic Association is finding the force within for their next concert, “Star Wars: The Music.” Performances are Sunday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts.

“’Star Wars: The Music’ is a concert that is going to be so much fun! We are featuring the music of “Star Wars” and some of the music that inspired John Williams as he wrote this famous score,” said Laura Jackson, music director and conductor for the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Featured Davidson fellow Joe Broom, on euphonium, joins the orchestra in these performances. In the past few years, Broom was the first euphonium player selected as a States Presidential Scholar in the Arts and awarded a seat in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program. He has participated in numerous competitions where he has won amongst thousands of applicants.

“Close your eyes and picture Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia during John Williams’ rousing, iconic score from ‘Star Wars.’” said Jackson. “You are going to hear music that you know, that’s familiar to you.”

Many local partnerships will enhance the concert experience. Cosplayers will be attending the concert so guests can take a selfie with a Storm Trooper before the show. Lastly, The Fleischmann Planetarium will provide telescopes on the plaza after the concert to view different planets and stars.

Sunday’s performance is sold out. A limited number of tickets are available for Tuesday. Tickets are $29 to $89 with discounts available for seniors age 60+. Classix Series season subscriptions and individual concert tickets are available online at http://renophil.com/ or by calling (775) 323-6393.

About the Reno Phil

The Reno Phil is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization. In its 49th season, the orchestra, led by music director Laura Jackson, is comprised of more than 80 professional musicians who perform more than 30 concerts annually throughout the Reno-Tahoe region. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to more than 50,000 people. The flagship of the Reno Phil is its concert series offering six classic music series, Classix, performed on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about the Reno Philharmonic and its events, and to discover all that the Reno Phil offers, visit RenoPhil.com. For more information about Reno Philharmonic Association, please visit renophil.com.

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