September 28 & 29, 2024

Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert

Immerse yourself in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece with John Williams’ pioneering score performed by the Oregon Symphony. Richard Dreyfuss stars as a cable worker who is drawn to reach a site where he has a close encounter of the third kind – contact. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, “Close Encounters deserves a historic place in movie entertainment.” (Newsweek)


Deanna Tham, Conductor
Oregon Symphony


This concert is part of the Popcorn Series and is eligible for the Choose Your Own Series.


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  • SAT, SEPT 28, 2024, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, SEPT 29, 2024, 2:00 PM

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October 12 & 13, 2024

The Sound of Space

The Sounds of Space — an out-of-this-world concert with a futuristic spin — brings together some of the best sci-fi music ever written for contemporary film. Get ready for an action-packed night featuring the iconic music from Alien, The Martian, Arrival, Star Wars and more.

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Back to the Future in Concert

From Academy Award®- winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future – a 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. In this time-traveling coming-of-age story, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) suddenly finds himself transported back to 1955, in the DeLorean time machine create by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Powered by stunning special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!