Have you ever been to a performance by a symphony orchestra? It's a beautiful experience, to feel the thunder of a full brass section, or the tonal resonance of strings and wind instruments filling the auditorium.

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Maybe you're not a fan of classical music, or the venue isn't convenient? Well, this weekend may be your chance to experience a live symphonic performance of music that should be familiar to you. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the music of one of America's composer/conductors - John Williams this weekend at three different venues around Connecticut, and I really want to go.

You must know who John Williams is, but if you don't, you absolutely know his work, it's been featured in most of the most successful movie franchises of all time. Like this one:

That theme has been giving me chills since 1976. Or how about this one?

This is Connecticut, you have to know this Williams composition -

Among hundreds, if not thousands of other movie and tv shows in our lifetime. God bless John Williams, he just turned 90 in February.

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is hitting the road this weekend, and performing The Music of John Williams at three different venues around Connecticut. The first performance is Friday, April 8, 2022, 7:30PM, at the Shubert Theater, 247 College Street in New Haven.


Then on Saturday April 9 at 2:30PM, you can catch the same performance at Hamden High School, 2040 Dixwell Avenue.


Finally, on Sunday April 19, the NHSO will travel to Shelton High School at 120 Meadow Street, and put on a performance of John Williams classics for you at 3PM.


What can you expect? Violinist Artemis Simerson will perform selections from Schindler's List, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery performing selections from Catch Me If You Can, and you can expect to hear your favorite songs from the Star Wars universe, ET, Harry Potter, Superman, Indiana Jones and more. If you're into cosplay, wear it, the Symphony encourages you to do so on the event page.

Tickets are very reasonably priced, and you can purchase them by clicking HERE

If you do go, don't be this guy -

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