The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra will kick off its season Monday in the Kimball Theatre with plans to feature a range of musical traditions — including Hollywood films, according to a news release.
The opening concerts on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 will be the first in a series of five Masterworks Series programs slated for the orchestra’s 34th season. The lineup will include: “Bounce,” by Adam Schoenberg, an American composer; the Sibelius Concerto, played by violinist Jennifer Koh; and Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
“It is always exciting to start a new season and this year is no exception,” Music Director Janna Hymes said in a release.
Next month, the WSO will usher in a new, four-concert partnership with An Occasion for the Arts, a Williamsburg cultural event. Each of the performances will feature music from film scores, including “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars.”
In addition, graphics will be displayed on a screen above the orchestra and popcorn will be served.
“Audiences have a strong reaction to film music,” Hymes said in the release. “It helps to tell a story and the pieces I have chosen for this concert are examples of some of the finest film music ever written.”
“Symphony at the Movies: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Trolls and More!” will be performed at the Kimball at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Tickets cost $25 for adults and $12 for children between the ages of three and 18.
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Tickets for the September concert are available at the WSO office or by calling 757-229-9857. Tickets cost $48 or $58 and $10 for students.
More information about tickets and the WSO’s schedule is available at www.williamsburgsymphony.org.