West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to master the Force

John Williams music to be presented

Photo Provided Michael Krajewski will be the guest conductor for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg concert titled “May the Force Be With You” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg.

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will highlight the music of composer John Williams in a concert titled “May The Force Be With You” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School near Parkersburg.

Tickets are $22 for adults and Admission is $10 for students.

Michael Krajewski, the guest conductor, will give a free lecture from 2-2:30 p.m. before the concert.

Krajewski is Music Director of the Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Atlanta and Jacksonville symphonies. Previously, he was Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony for 16 seasons. He has guest conducted in numerous orchestras across the United States, in Canada, Dublin, Belfast, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Iceland and Spain.

The orchestra will performing music by Williams from movies including “Stars Wars,” “E.T. the Extra-terrestrial,” “Jaws,” the Harry Potter series and “Superman” along with many non-film related works by the composer.

The concert is part of the ZMM Pop Series and is made possible through the support of Frank and Becky Deem, Napoli’s, West Virginia Department of Culture and History Arts and Humanities Division, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special guests will be in attendance prior to the concert with photo opportunities available. A raffle donation for a chance at a small R2D2 robot will take place at intermission.

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