by Jill P

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert October 12 and 13. These performances will mark the beginning of the KSO’s exclusive three-year deal with Disney (announced March 31, 2017).

This performance, under the direction of Resident Conductor and Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, will feature the full-length iconic film on the big screen while the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams.

Brier shares “When I first heard John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope, I knew that one day I simply had to conduct this music. I am very excited to finally conduct this unbelievable film live with our amazing musicians.”

“I’m so thrilled about our three-year alliance with Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney,” said Peter H. Gistelinck, President & CEO of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. “These concerts are bringing our community together and many will experience a KSO concert for the first time. The KSO is committed to its strategic mission to serve our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences and to expanding our audiences by offering diverse programming.”

This concert will take place on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 at 8:00 pm in Miller Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Star Wars attire and to arrive early. Local Star Wars fan groups and costuming organizations will be present and available for photos and conversation.

Tickets are going quickly and the public is encouraged to reserve their seats now for best pricing and availability and to avoid potentially long will call lines at the concert. Performance is suitable for children over 6 years old.

Miller Auditorium’s third-floor balcony seating has been opened up for both Thursday and Friday night performances offering additional $25 seating options for patrons.


Ticket Information

Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert

Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13, 2017 – Miller Auditorium at 8:00 pm

Daniel Brier, Conductor

Join the KSO presenting Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert. This concert will feature the full-length iconic film on the big screen while your KSO performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams.

Tickets: $80-$25
Click here for tickets or call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.


Enter to WIN

We are excited to give one lucky winner a chance to WIN two tickets to the Thursday, October 12 performance. To enter, fill out the form below and tell us who is your favorite Star Wars character.

One winner will be drawn from the entries and notified via email. Contest ends on October 2 at 9:00 am. Performance is suitable for children over 6 years old.

Good luck!


More Information About KSO


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The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit

*This giveaway will close on October 2 at 9:00 and the winner will be notified via email provided. This performance is suitable for children over 6-years-old. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.










By | 2017-09-29T07:13:05+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources, Win!|Comments Off on KSO Presents Star Wars: A New Hope Live In Concert and Your Chance to WIN 2 Tickets

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