Calling all Star Wars fans! The Philharmonic will celebrate Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon.
You could win free tickets and giveaways! Arrive by 9:30 a.m. to be entered in a raffle to win a pair of free tickets to the Star Wars concert of your choice; three winners will be announced at 10:00 a.m.* The first 20 Star Wars fans to arrive in costume will receive official Star Wars merchandise and collectible vinyl (please leave your blasters at home).
Plus, you’ll be entertained by members of the New York Philharmonic’s brass section performing music from the Star Wars movies, and have a chance to meet R2D2, Kylo Ren, stormtroopers, and other Star Wars characters from costumed fan groups. Spread the word on social media using #nypstarwars.
The Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of the Star Wars Film Concert Series September 15–October 7, 2017, featuring screenings of the complete films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’s musical scores performed live to the films. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman.