Springfield Symphony’s Star Wars/Star Trek performance, with costume contest

Posted on: February 28, 2018

“Wondering what to wear to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday night?  Dress or casual? How about out-of-this-world?” writes Ryan Kelly in Tuesday’s (2/27) Republican (Springfield, Mass.). “Concertgoers at the ‘Star Wars & Star Trek Sci-Fi Spectacular’ pops concert are being invited to have a little cosplay fun and don science fiction-inspired attire. Costumes will be judged and prizes awarded to adults and youngsters, according to Maestro Kevin Rhodes…. Rhodes said, ‘Finalists will get to come on stage of Symphony Hall and strut their cosplay for the whole room.’ … [In] the concert … the SSO will be joined by the Springfield Symphony Chorus…. ‘From the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, Rhodes has selected excerpts from all three of its different eras, the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the latest trilogy. All of the scores were composed by multiple Oscar and Grammy winner John Williams. Also on tap is Alexander Courage’s memorable theme for the 1960s television series ‘Star Trek.’ The SSO will perform a selection from the sequel series ‘The Next Generation.’ … Trekkies will also be treated to music composed for the ‘Trek’ films by a trio of Academy Award winners-Jerry Goldsmith, Leonard Rosenman and James Horner.”

Posted February 28, 2018