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Utah Symphony Announces 2020-21 Season Films in Concert Series

Features the Utah Symphony performing the scores live to picture for “Back to the Future,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the seventh installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, and “Return of the Jedi,” the third installment of the “Star Wars” film series.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 4, 2020) – As part of its 2020-21 Zions Bank Films in Concert series, the Utah Symphony today announced four blockbuster and award-winning movies on the big screen at Abravanel Hall with the film scores performed live to picture by the orchestra. Subscription packages for the Films in Concert Series go on sale February 4, 2020 at 12 PM via utahsymphony.org and (801) 533-6683. Single tickets for each film go on sale on June 9, 2020 at 12 PM through the Utah Symphony and ArtTix outlets.

The Films in Concert series opens on October 29 and 30, 2020, with Doc Brown and his incredible DeLorean in Back to the Future.” Audiences are invited to recharge their flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate this unforgettable movie classic as they’ve never seen and heard it before. “Back to the Future,” staring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. In this time-traveling coming-of-age story, Marty McFly (Fox) suddenly finds himself transported back to 1955 where he struggles to change the destiny of his parents (Thompson, Glover), rescue an eccentric friend (Lloyd) from terrorists and solve an alternative-plutonium crisis–all while trying to ensure he has a future to get back to!

Audiences experience the thrill of “Back to the Future” on a big, hi-def screen with the Utah Symphony performing Alan Silverstri’s dazzling musical score live in synch with the movie. Approximately 20 minutes of brand new music has been added by award-winning composer Silvestri to the film’s score especially for these unique live orchestra presentations.

The series continues on December 23 and 24, 2020, when families join the Utah Symphony for a tale as old as time. Disney’s animated classic, Beauty and the Beast,” will enchant this holiday season as the Utah Symphony performs Alan Menken’s Academy and Grammy Award-winning score live while the entire film plays on the big screen.

Then, on March 5 and 6, 2021, audiences will embark on the penultimate leg of Harry’s journey as Warner Bros. and CineConcerts bring to the screen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1.” Harry, Ron and Hermione face their latest set of challenges and foes both new and old as the seventh film comes to Abravanel Hall, projected on a giant screen and accompanied by a live orchestra.

In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert” in June 2016, more than 2.5 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 1,500 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide.

The final film in the 2020-21 Films in Concert series takes audiences back into the world of light sabers and The Force. In Return of the Jedi,” the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the “Star Wars” saga on June 25 and 26, 2021, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the Utah Symphony performs John Williams’ legendary score live to picture on the big HD screen.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Utah Symphony’s Films in Concert series, visit utahsymphony.org/filmsinconcert.

For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

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