Film score legend to conduct Indianapolis Symphony

December 9, 2017 by  

John Williams, the composer of some of the most popular and well-known film scores of all time, will conduct a concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra early next year.

Williams, who will be on the podium as the orchestra plays his music, is giving the concert as a gift to the orchestra, with the proceeds going toward the symphony and its members.

Williams’ name is found in the credits for blockbusters like ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Jaws’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, ‘Home Alone’, the ‘Indiana Jones’ series, and three of the ‘Harry Potter’ films. He has won four Golden Globes and five Oscars to date.

The Indianapolis Symphony plays Williams’ work frequently, and recently announced it will play live while two Star Wars films – ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ – run. They will also play accompaniment to screenings of ‘ET: The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Jurassic Park’.

Williams began his career as a jazz pianist, and starting working in television and film after moving to Los Angeles. He served as the music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and composed concertos and symphonies. Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma debuted one of Williams’ concertos at Tanglewood.

Williams will be leading the concert on February 11, 2018. Members of the general public can purchase tickets starting next Monday, December 11, at 10:00 am.

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