Bangor Symphony and planetarium partner for “Star Wars”-themed mini-concerts

Posted on: February 2, 2017

Maine’s Bangor Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the University of Maine’s Emera Astronomy Center for several short Star Wars-themed February concerts. On February 3 at the astronomy center, a string quartet from the orchestra will perform music from Star Wars in connection with public showings of the film “Stars,” narrated by actor Mark Hamill and exploring the life cycles of stars. On February 10, University of Maine students will join Bangor Symphony Orchestra musicians for a second concert at the center, and on February 24, a brass quartet from the orchestra will perform. The mini-concerts precede the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s March 4 and 5 “Music of Star Wars” program at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono. Bangor Symphony Orchestra President Brian Hinrichs said, “The Bangor Symphony is always excited to bring music to unexpected places, and with our upcoming performances in March of ‘The Music of Star Wars,’ the planetarium was a great fit.”

Posted February 2, 2017