Des Moines Symphony to perform “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert”

The Des Moines Symphony will present “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert,” featuring screenings of the complete film with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film.

Since the release of the first “Star Wars” movie nearly 40 years ago, the saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved film in a live symphonic concert experience, when “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert” debuts on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and June 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 515.246.2300, or at the Civic Center Ticket Office located at 221 Walnut Street in Des Moines, Iowa.