The 64th concert season for the Great Falls Symphony kicks off Saturday, October 1st at the Mansfield Center.  The first concert of the season celebrates the legacy of famed movie composer and conductor John Williams.  You know, the guy behind the soundtracks for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T., and the first three Harry Potter movies, to name a few of the mega-hits he's been involved with.

Earlier this year, the 90-year-old Williams announced he would be stepping away from composing and conducting for movies and TV, and would be focusing on original works.  Reportedly, the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie, currently due out next year, will be his last.

The concert is at 7:30pm Saturday, October 1st at the Mansfield Theater, and will be conducted by Gordon Johnson, Conductor Emeritus of the Great Falls Symphony.  Tickets are $35-40 and can be purchased at or at the Mansfield Center Box Office.  You can find more information about this and the other concerts at the Great Falls Symphony website.

If full symphonic concerts aren't your thing, be sure to check out the Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds chamber group concerts.  There will be two performances of each concert.  One on a Friday evening at the Newberry, which is for ages 21 and over, and the second on the following Sunday afternoon at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2900 9th Ave South.  The Sunday concert is open to all ages.  Details about these concerts can be found here.

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