Richmond Symphony Performs Score of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Live with Film

Tickets Go On-Sale Oct. 7 for April 25 Event

Richmond, Va. (Sept. 23, 2019)—The Richmond Symphony will present a full screening of Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back live in concert on April 25, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at the Altria Theater.  Led by Guest Conductor Keitaro Harada, the Richmond Symphony will play Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ iconic score live as the film is projected on-screen.

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. In 2019, the Richmond Symphony presented Star Wars: A New Hope™, in a similar live concert format.

Tickets to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are $40-$80 and go on-sale Mon, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m., with a special pre-sale on Thurs., Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. for Richmond Symphony donors and subscribers.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 804.788.1212.


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About the Richmond Symphony:  Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information about the Richmond Symphony, please visit:


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FOR MORE INFORMATION:                     

Christy Crytzer Pierce, publicist
615.715.9344 (c)


Maura Scott, Interim Dir. of Advancement & Patron Services

804.788.4717 (ex: 120)