Pops Night! Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Tickets: $200 – $250 | Buy Tickets

Presented by:

Richard Kaufman, conductor

It’s an intergalactic musical showdown!

Don’t miss one of our community’s most anticipated events and our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Under the masterful leadership of acclaimed Conductor Richard Kaufman, the Festival Orchestra presents popular Star Wars and Star Trek favorites.

Start your evening with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a multi-course chef-inspired dinner with wine. Then take a ride into the future with iconic John Williams’ scores such as Star Wars – the Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope along with musical themes from Star Trek.

Maestro Richard Kaufman supervised music for all MGM television and animation projects for 18 years. He continues to be one of the world’s leading conductors of film music and he regularly appears with many of the top orchestras across the globe. In May 2015, he made his conducting debut with the Boston Pops, substituting for John Williams at the Annual Pops Film Night. In 2016, Mr. Williams graciously invited him to share the podium at the annual Tanglewood Film Night, and in 2018, he again joined Mr. Williams in concerts with the Chicago Symphony. We can’t wait to welcome Maestro Kaufman back here, conducting our very own critically acclaimed Festival Orchestra!

Seating is limited and tickets will sell out fast! Tickets are $200 for General Seating and $250 for Premier VIP Seating.

6:30:  Cocktail Hour
7:30:  Dinner
8:30:  Concert

NOTE: Tickets include house wine; cash bar available for beer and cocktail orders.

Take a sneak peek at the out-of-this-world menu for this intergalactic evening!

Hot Apps:
Yoda Stew (Star Wars): Potatoes, Carrots, White Kidney Beans, Mushrooms, and Spinach, in Aromatic Vegetable Dashi
Targs Steam Buns (Star Trek): Marinated Pork Belly Served in Bao Steam Buns topped with Cucumber Cilantro Slaw
Deep Fried Dianoga (Star Trek): Crispy Squid dusted in Korean Spicy Mix, Fettran Sauce
Puffer Pig Riblets (Star Wars): Pork Loin Riblets, with Honey BBQ Rub
Tatooine Chilled Blueberry Bisque (Star Wars): Fresh Blueberry, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Greek Yogurt.
Klingon Gagh (Star Trek): Chilled Soba Noodle Served in a lettuce Cup, Rice Wine Vinegar, Soy Sauce

Meiloorun and Jogan Salad: Fresh Spring and arugula Mix, topped with Fresh Dragon Fruit, Baby “Purple Beets”, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Spiced Pecans, with a Lemon-Citrus Vinaigrette

Star Trek-inspired Replicator “FOOD CUBE”: Roasted Cornish Game Hen stuffed with Wild Rice, Cubed Carrots, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Yellow Squash, And Mushrooms, with Vulcan Ale Herb Reduction
Star Wars-inspired Naboo Native Harvest: Balsamic-Glazed Steak Roulade, stuffed with Julienne Vegetables, Purple Potato Puree, White Asparagus, Blossom Red Wine Reduction.

Death Star vs The Federation: Chocolate “Irish Cream” Cake Ball, with a Cherry Compote, Graham Cracker Crumble. Vanilla “Rum” Cake Balls, with Peach Compote, Cream Anglaise

For accessible seating needs or additional assistance please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets at 970-385-6820.


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