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Posted November 9, 2017 | 3:01 PM

Awaken the Force Behind the Music of Star Wars

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2017) - If you're a grown-up fan of Star Wars who could use a brush with the Force before the next installment of the famous franchise debuts in theaters next month, Obi Won Kenobi isn't your only hope.

"The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams' Film Scores" will be presented at five Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries next week by Indiana-based professional music scholar Aaron Krerowicz. Showcasing examples from seven films, Krerowicz will explore how composer John Williams' iconic arrangements helped tell the stories and became part of the Star Wars pop culture phenomenon.

The free presentation is scheduled:

  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
  • Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N. Boulevard in Tampa
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa

With a career spanning more than 60 years, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. Besides the Star Wars series, the former Boston Pops Symphony conductor's lengthy list of credits includes "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, the first two Jurassic Park films, "Schindler's List," and several of the Harry Potter movies.

"The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams' Film Scores" is geared for adult audiences. The lectures are funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, the Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library, the Friends of the Jan Platt Library, the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library, and the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library. For more information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit HCPLC.org

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