When: Dec. 11-12, 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 13, 2 p.m. 2015
The Force is strong in John Williams, the composer of numerous iconic film scores, including Jaws, E.T. and The Color Purple. Just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Robertson celebrate Williams' six decades of work with The Music of John Williams. The program includes tunes from the Star Wars saga as well as fan-favorite scores from Jurassic Park, Superman and Home Alone. Performances take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (December 11 through 13) at Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or www.slso.org). Admission is $30 to $70.