MSO Presents the Music of Film Composer John Williams On November 10th

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra is pictured performing in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. Photo provided.The Muncie Symphony Orchestra is pictured performing in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. Photo provided.

By: Jennifer Johnson—

Muncie, Indiana—What do a Wookiee, a shark, and a dinosaur have in common?  The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Movie Magic of John Williams!  Join the fun this Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites you and your family to experience a concert full of the magic of movie music by composer, John Williams, including music from Harry Potter, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T., Superman and more!

Tickets for Youth (K-12) are just $5; College students with student ID are $10; Adult Single Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For tickets, contact the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or visit

“John Williams’ music is the soundtrack to many of our childhoods—movies that have captured our excitement, not only visually, but with his incredible music. This is a concert for movie lovers!” said MSO Artistic Director and Conductor, Douglas Droste.

Come before the concert for family activities that include anopportunity to meet members of Star Wars Indiana in their Star Wars costumes. Dress as your favorite John Williams movie character and enter the costume contest for a chance to win prizes. The MSO Instrument Petting Zoo, movie-themed crafts and face painting are also available before the concert and during intermission. Refreshments will be offered in the lobby of Pruis Hall after the conclusion of the concert.

The MSO’s 70thSeason is made possible by the generosity of our community, including Muncie Power Products(Season Sponsor), LifeStream Services (Presenting Sponsor) and concert support provided by The Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation. Season partnership and support are provided by Indiana Public Radio, WIPB, Indiana Arts Commission, and Ball State University.

Listen to Steve Lindell’s interview with Jennifer Johnson below about Saturday’s concert. (Listen for Jennifer’s moment as she sings the theme to the NBC Nightly News—also composed by John Williams.) 

About the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 that strives to enrich quality of life in Muncie through live orchestral performances and education outreach. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO presents classical and pops concerts, chamber concerts, and free community engagement programs, to cultivate enduring community partnerships.


Jennifer Johnson is executive director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra