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West Mich. Symphony to salute composer John Williams this weekend

MUSKEGON — Music from "Star Wars" will highlight the West Michigan Symphony's first Pops Concert of the 2010-11 season.
The tribute to the music of John Williams, conducted by WMS Music Director Scott Speck, will take place this weekend. Show times are 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Laced with the heady effervescence for which Williams' music is known, "Salute to John Williams: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" will feature a medley of selections guaranteed to pack a punch as powerful and evocative as Williams' familiar film scores.
"Star Wars" fans especially will take particular delight in the concert, as fully half of which will be devoted to music from all six episodes of the blockbuster intergalactic saga.
"This concert will showcase the best themes of John Williams, which to a great extent have helped form the soundtrack to our lives," Speck said.
All WMS concerts take place in the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon.
For ticket prices and more information, visit or call 231-726-3231.


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