Philadelphia Orchestra: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Approximate running time: 2 hours
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Gates open at 6pm for evening performances.
Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon and visit a “galaxy far, far away” on August 8 as the 1980 film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM is screened while The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the iconic John Williams score in its entirety.
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.
*We encourage Star Wars attire; however, lightsabers, blasters, staffs, and other prop weapons are NOT permitted within the venue.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. All rights reserved.
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