The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will end its 2023-24 season with a May 4 program featuring an array of superheroes from the DC and Marvel cinematic universes.

The concert at the Broome County Forum Theatre in downtown Binghamton will highlight some of the greatest soundtracks from the genres of fantasy and sci-fi film and television by composers James Horner, Howard Shore, John Williams and more.

“You could call it a fandom concert for people who love these genres,” said Julia Grella O’Connell, director of education and community engagement for the Philharmonic.

Pieces to be performed include “Superman March,” the theme from Black Panther, music from Wonder WomanGame of Thrones Suite and the Fellowship Theme from Lord of the Rings.

Some science fact will also be part of the concert when the orchestra performs the theme from the movie Apollo 13.

In keeping with the theme of the concert, the Philharmonic is encouraging cosplay in which audience members come dressed as their favorite fantasy character, O’Connell said.

On a serious note, the Philharmonic is offering free tickets to anyone who is a firefighter, police officer or first responder and their family members. It’s a way of honoring these workers who are “the true superheroes of the community,” O’Connell said.

Daniel Hege, the Philharmonic’s music director, will conduct Saturday’s concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, which promises to be a treat for genre fans of all ages, can be a way to introduce children to the orchestra, O’Connell said. “To hear this music played by a live, first-class orchestra is thrilling,” she emphasized.

IF YOU GO: The Binghamton Philharmonic will present “Other Worlds: Superheroes, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (May 4) at the Broome County Forum Theater, 236 Washington St., Binghamton. Tickets ranging from $25 to $65 are available at Kids 17 and under get in for free, courtesy Visions Federal Credit Union, the orchestra’s season sponsor. Call the Philharmonic box office to request free kids’ tickets: 607-723-3931.

— George Basler