Have you ever thought about how vital music is when watching movies? Without it, so many elements that make a great movie extraordinary are lost. What’s even better, is when a movie soundtrack so accurately reflects the film, that it is automatically associated with a specific scene or person. That is something I think composer, John Williams, perfected. Williams has written compelling music for hit after hit: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Superman, and so many more. 

I don’t know about you, but anytime I hear “Harry’s Wonderous World” from Harry Potter, I immediately replay Harry walking into the Great Hall at Hogwarts for the first time and being completely in awe of his new school. It’s a magical moment in the film (pun intended). Or how about the absolutely iconic Star Wars theme?! I watched them for the first time recently (don’t judge) and felt so much anticipation and excitement every time I heard “Darth Vadar’s Theme” because I knew that something important was about to happen just from the music.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will be performing music from the greatest Blockbuster hits composed by John Williams on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Clay Center. Tickets start at only $10 and you won’t just hear music from the Blockbusters, you’ll feel like you’re at the premiere. Follow the red carpet in the lobby and you’ll find a photo op station with a couple of life-size cut-outs of some of your favorite characters! There may or may not be a bike with a basket. If you find an alien, don’t be alarmed. 

Hearing my favorite movie scores come to life with the energy and excitement of a full, live orchestra is an experience that I can’t wait to have…join me! 

To purchase tickets, click here.