Jacksonville Symphony’s live orchestra accompanies John Williams’ Oscar-winning score to the 1982 sci-fi classic
- $23.10 for one ticket for seating in Section D ($33 value)
- $30.80 for one ticket for seating in Section C, H, or M ($44 value)
- $41.30 for one ticket for seating in Section B or G ($59 value)
- $51.80 for one ticket for seating in Section A or F ($74 value)
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Soundtrack Live
Hailed as an instant classic upon its 1982 release, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial endures as one of the most successful films of all time, warming hearts around our world with its tale of a stranded alien who yearns to return to his. But beyond the imaginative script, authentic performances, and convincing Drew Barrymore costumes, the timeless charm of E.T. lies in the score by legendary film composer and frequent Spielberg collaborator John Williams.
Just as Williams’s notes gave life to the extra-terrestrial on-screen, the Jacksonville Symphony animates E.T.’s adventure with a live rendition of the Oscar-winning score. Conductor Richard Kaufman leads the live orchestra as it re-creates the entire composition in sync with the film, from the opening flute licks to the strings that soar with Elliot and E.T. across the moon.
The Jacksonville Symphony held its first concert in 1950. Tickets were $1 each. Although inflation has taken its course in the half-century since, the Jacksonville Symphony has kept an eye on accessibility. They've partnered with entertainers ranging from Jack Benny (back in 1970) to Luciano Pavarotti to popular adult-contemporary musicians such as Jim Brickman. Each year, they give tens of thousands of schoolchildren the chance to participate in youth-oriented symphony events. And for music-lovers who can't make it to the JSO's dedicated venue, the highly harmonious Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, there are Monday-night radio broadcasts.