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Best of John Williams II

Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00PM
Mead Theatre - Schuster Center

Best of John Williams II

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Best of John Williams II


Conductor Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra delve deeper into the vast repertoire of composer John Williams. The previous concert was a Miami Valley audience favorite, and this concert proves to be just as exciting.

Often called “America’s composer,” John Williams has been creating movie music since 1959. Over the years, Williams has won 18 Grammys and had 41 Oscar nominations, with 5 of those winning—for Jaws, Star Wars (Episode IV), ET, Schindler’s List, and for Fiddler on the Roof’s adaptation to film. The soundtrack for Star Wars (Episode IV) is the best-selling score-only soundtrack of all time. The Williams musical magic continued through many blockbuster movie favorites, such as the Jurassic Park series and the Harry Potter films. But there have been countless other films musically enhanced by this prolific composer, from Munich and its Grammy-winning “A Prayer for Peace” to Memoirs of a Geisha, Lincoln, Saving Private Ryan, and most recently, The Post. In addition, Williams currently serves as the Conductor Laureate for the Boston Pops.

While there may not be popcorn served at the Schuster, you’ll certainly feel as though you’ve spent a night at the movies!