|Weill Hall to host ‘Music from the Movies’
Film favorites come to life at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall and Lawn this summer, with the San Francisco Symphony and special guest host Mark Hamill – the star of stage and screen who made movie history as Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker – presenting an afternoon of “Music from the Movies” on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. as part of the Summer 2013 MasterCard Performance Series.
The family-friendly program features scores from the silver screen, including the theme songs from “Batman,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Beetlejuice.” Works by composer John Williams make several appearances throughout the concert, including “Hedwig’s Theme” from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the “Superman March” and the “Flying Music” from “E.T.”
A prolific voice-over actor, Hamill has won legions of fans for his award-winning work as the Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series” and subsequent spinoffs, video games, and films of the franchise. Hamill’s voice work is also notably featured in “The Simpsons,” “The Flintstones,” “Scooby Doo,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Robot Chicken,” “Justice League,” “Fantastic Four,” and Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” and “Little Mermaid.”
This special performance is led by guest conductor Sarah Hicks, who has served as Principal Conductor of Pops and Specials Presentations with the Minnesota Orchestra since 2009. She has collaborated with such music icons as Smokey Robinson, Hilary Hahn, Ben Folds, Chris Botti, and John Mayer, and has conducted leading orchestras including the Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and National Symphonies. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2009.
Ticket prices begin at $25 for general admission lawn seating, and range to $100 for premium indoor seats.
Ticket purchases can be made online at http://gmc.sonoma.edu or over the phone with the SSU box office at (866) 955-6040.
Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.