SLSO travels to a galaxy far, far away with performance of Star Wars: A New Hope in concert

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs one of the most recognizable film scores of all time January 24-27, 2019, when Star Wars: A New Hope plays at Powell Hall.

SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New, who was appointed the principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in October and made her New York City Lincoln Center debut in November, leads the SLSO in four performances of John Williams’ iconic score while the original film in the Star Wars saga plays.

In the film, Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Williams’ score to Star Wars: A New Hope won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in 1978. The soundtrack was certified Platinum in the United States and was ranked the best American movie score of all time by the American Film Institute.

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 pm
Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 pm
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Gemma New, conductor

Since 2010, the SLSO has hosted more than 150 Live at Powell Hall concerts: from movies like Singin‘ in the Rain, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park, to tribute concerts and one-night-only performances with award-winning guests including Nelly, Ben Folds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Idina Menzel. Upcoming films the SLSO performs live include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (April 12-14, 2019), and Ghostbusters (May 17-18, 2019).

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 314-534-1700.