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Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Canceled due to Covid-19

August 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm10:00 pm EDT

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert

SPAC Cinema Series

Saturday, August 8, 2020
8:00 p.m.



Lucas Richman, conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Williams               Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ (complete with film)*


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.


August 8, 2020
8:00 pm–10:00 pm EDT
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