When you listen to the music of John Williams, the composer for Star Wars and countless other important films, you hear a feeling. It can be easy to forget, since the various pieces from the space opera franchise can be found everywhere, often used as a punch line. You’ve probably heard “The Imperial March” used ironically in a fast-food commercial, which is another way of saying you haven’t really heard it in a while. Cliches become cliches for a reason, and sometimes it takes a fresh context to renew our appreciation of what has become too familiar. That is what the Kennedy Center offers with its upcoming Music of Star Wars series. Conductor Steven Reineke and the National Symphony Orchestra will take on your favorites, all while Star Wars projects on the screen behind them, a surefire way to connect the music to a feeling once again. “Princess Leia’s Theme” is a manifestation of dogged hope tinged with weariness, while “Duel of the Fates” personifies both suspense and excitement at its gravest. At age 91, Williams is on the cusp of retirement, with his score for the upcoming Indiana Jones film as his likely swan song. Why not renew your appreciation for his greatness while he still has a few surprises left? Music of Star Wars starts at 8 p.m. on June 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. on June 25 at the Kennedy Center. $29–$89.