The Empire Strikes Back’ as the Cincinnati Pops Plays the Film Score Live at Music Hall

Damon GuptonPhoto: Cincinnati Pops/Damu MalikThe Cincinnati Pops’ first-ever principal guest conductor Damon Gupton (also an accomplished actor aka SSA Stephen Walker on Criminal Minds, for any fans out there) leads the orchestra in a live rendition of John Williams’ epic score to accompany a screening of the second installment of the intergalactic cinematic saga, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Say hello to Yoda and goodbye to Luke’s hand as the Pops perform every single note of the film’s soundtrack as it is played on the big screen above the stage at Music Hall.

7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 6) and Saturday (Sept. 7); 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 8). $25-$115. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org

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