The Force was with them

And so was a standing-room audience at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in St. Paul for the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to famed movie composer John Williams with music from “E.T.,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and of course “Star Wars.”

Our artistic partner in the St. Paul Snowblower Ballet will repeat this one-hour, free, family-friendly performance, in honor of Williams’ 85th birthday this year, on Feb. 5 at  St. Joseph’s campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Hopkins.