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SC Philharmonic · Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at Koger Center

Saturday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm


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The SC Philharmonic will present the Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by acclaimed conductor SCP Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic experience when the Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert comes to the Koger Center on August 25 (Showtimes: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)


“The Force is strong with this one…”
Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destry the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

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