Pops Night!

Benefit Dinner and Concert

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Don't miss this incredible evening!

Delicious food and incredible music compete for center stage at this elaborate evening featuring an intergalactic musical showdown!

$200 for General Seating

$250 for Premier VIP Seating

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

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!

Are you Team Star Wars or Team Star Trek?

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors:

Get a sneak peek at this year's Pops Night menu!

Appetizers

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

Salad

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

Main Entrées

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

Dessert

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

Tickets:

$200 for General Seating

$250 for Premier VIP Seating

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

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors:

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