Springfield Symphony Orchestra adds cosplay contest to sci-fi pops concert

Feb 27 2018

The pops concert will take place at Springfield Symphony Hall on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Wondering what to wear to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday night?

Dress or casual?

How about out-of-this-world?

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.

“I really hope lots of people come in costume! The costume contest will be one of the most fun ways for fans to take part in the performance,” Rhodes said. “Finalists will get to come on stage of Symphony Hall and strut their cosplay for the whole room.”

He added, “My big regret is that I can’t take part.”

The concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Hall salutes the music from two of science fictions most popular film and television series. The SSO will be joined by the Springfield Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Nikki Stoia.

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.” Rhodes has selected “Inner Light” by Jay Chattaway.

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.

Tickets for this “Star Wars and Star Trek Sci-Fi Spectacular,” priced from $22 to $65, may be obtained online at springfieldsymphony.org or by calling the box office at (413) 733-2291.



Mar 2018