Muncie Symphony’s ‘The Music of John Williams’ to Feature Scores From ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic Park’

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 Melissa Jones—

MUNCIE, INDIANA —On Nov. 13, Muncie Symphony Orchestra will bring iconic movie scores to life during “The Music of John Williams.” Nominated 51 times and awarded five Academy Awards, John Williams is responsible for some of the most well known soundtracks of all time, including “Star Wars, “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and more.“The Music of John Williams” will feature selections from the scores of those films—including an entire half of the concert dedicated to “Star Wars”—as well as the music from “Superman,” “E.T.: Adventures on Earth,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Schindler’s List” and “Far and Away.”

“John Williams’s music has had a monumental effect on our society, and hearing that music performed live by an orchestra—it’s incredibly powerful,” said Scott Watkins, executive director of MSO.

“The Music of John Williams” is the second concert of the Indiana Trust Pops Series, which also includes “Holiday Pops” on Dec. 4 and “Glorious Gershwin” on Apr. 30. Subscriptions to the Indiana Trust Pops Series are available online, starting at just $45. A Pops subscription includes reserved seating to all three concerts.

Full-season subscriptions, which include reserved seating to all remaining concerts in the MSO season, are also available, with prices starting at $115. Subscriptions can be purchased at or by calling 765-216-0970.

“The Music of John Williams” will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Emens Auditorium. Tickets start as low as $20 and can be purchased online at or via the Emens Box Office (in person at 1800 W Riverside Ave. or by phone at 765-285-1539).

About Muncie Symphony Orchestra

For more than 71 years, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra has worked to entertain, educate, and enrich quality of life in the East Central Indiana community through meaningful, professional musical experiences. The MSO is made up of professional and community musicians, hailing from Ball State University, East Central Indiana, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Cincinnati. To learn more, visit