April 17 : 3 p.m.
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Oscar and Golden Globe-winner John Williams has written the soundtracks for some of the most defining films of the last 50 years. It takes only a few notes to recognize the themes from "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones" and "Schindler’s List." Hear these and more, like "Superman," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "The Cowboys" as the State Theatre salutes this incredible talent with Gerald Steichen, conductor, presented by State Theatre and NJSO.
HAMILTON — Facing a financial shortfall, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra has initiated a fundraising project with a goal of $10,000, in hopes of preventing cancellation of a John Williams tribute concert later this season.
“This is a brand-new effort. It’s tough in this economy. We had a $20,000 shortfall at the end of the fiscal year,” said Paul Stanbery, the director of the orchestra.
With all the uncertainty in Washington right now about whether tax cuts are going to expire, funds have been slow to come in, Stanbery said.
“Our donors are very cautious, and understandably so,” he said. “We rely on local folks who run businesses or have money tucked away. We’re talking about eliminating concerts if donations don’t pick up.”
The concert in question is the one that pays tribute to film composer John Williams, who has written the scores to some of the most popular films of all time, including all the “Star Wars” movies and almost all of Steven Spielberg’s films.
There is no scheduled date for this concert, but if it does go forward, there will be a contest for people who come in the best costume from a film with a John Williams score.
The fundraiser is listed on the orchestra’s Web site at www.hfso.org. As of Monday, Sept. 27, it states the fundraiser has taken in $575. People may donate there, but there is a problem with the site’s e-mail address book mechanism that is expected to be fixed in October, Stanbery said. If people wish, they can contribute through via the regular “donors” link, or mail a check to the orchestra at 1 High St., Hamilton OH 45011.
The fundraiser has a goal of $10,000. The organization has made up the other $10,000 of the shortfall by making budget cuts, including eliminating some rehearsals and a chamber music concert from the Mozart Festival next year, he said.
The orchestra’s first concert of the season will be the Tillman Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the New Life Vineyard Church in Hamilton. The free concert will combine the HFSO with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra.
The West Michigan Symphony will perform a spirited tribute to the music of John Williams conducted by Music Director Scott Speck for the first Pops Series concert of the 2010-11 season on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-performance discussion, 7:15 p.m.; performance, 8 p.m. "Salutes!," featuring well-known pieces by such composers as John Williams, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Marvin Hamlisch. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. $23, $38, $46; youth through grade 12 accompanied by an adult, half-price.
Oscar winner John Williams to lead PSO in benefit concert
Five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams will conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at a special musicians' pension fund benefit concert on Nov. 9 at Heinz Hall. He is donating his time for the event.
Williams will conduct music from many of his popular film scores, including "Star Wars," several of the Harry Potter movies, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "Schindler's List." Selected films clips will be shown in synchronization with the live performance.
He is no stranger to Heinz Hall, where he last conducted in 2003. In 1997, he recorded "Cinema Serenade" with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Pittsburgh Symphony for Sony Classical. His compositions for the concert hall have been performed at symphony subscription concerts.
The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Heinz Hall, Downtown. Admission is $40 to $150.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Oct. 4. Tickets will be available online only for symphony subscribers starting Wednesday morning.
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Plays The Music of John Williams
Long Beach Arena - Long Beach Convention Center (Long Beach, CA)
Saturday January 15 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
$28.00 - $60.00
$14.00 - $30.00*
John Williams has composed music for some of the biggest hits in movie history. Hear the biggest hits from his legendary film scores in person, as Steven Reineke conducts the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra in music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Schindler's List and Jurassic Park.
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Epic themes from the most famous film scores of all time. Programme includes: Star Wars; ET; JFK; Jaws; Superman; Harry Potter; Jurassic Park; Indiana Jones; Far And Away; Schindler’s List; Memoirs Of A Geisha; Close Encounters. Presented By Paul Gambaccini.
Wed 29 Dec
Price: £19.50- £32
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
The Virginia Symphony Pops will join the lineup of the inaugural season of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. The "Virginia Symphony Pops! Takes You to the Movies" concert will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Northern Virginia center.
Associate Conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the players in classic scores from films such as "Star Wars," "Captain Blood," "Lord of the Rings," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "2001 Space Odyssey."
Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are available by calling 888-945-2468 or online at http://www.virginiasymphony.org.
New London - The United States Coast Guard Band will present a concert of music by John Williams on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.
The matinee at the Garde Arts Center in New London features some of his best known music from the films "Star Wars," "Superman," and "Indiana Jones," as well as fanfares composed for the Olympic Games and his arrangement of the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
His theme-driven compositions and melodies for horns and trumpets translate well to the wind ensemble, which has made his music a beloved favorite of Coast Guard Band Director Kenneth Megan and a staple of Coast Guard Band concerts. The band's principal clarinetist, Musician First Class Kelly Hurrell, is featured.
This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
The Garde Arts Center, at 325 State St., is handicapped-accessible. Handicapped parking is available at Cornish Parking Garage with entrances at 192 Governor Winthrop Blvd. and 70 Union St.
Star Wars Film Music
Ulster Orchestra conducted by Gareth Hudson - Belfast Waterfront
Joe Lindsay - Presenter
Star Wars is arguably John Williams’s best-known film score. This concert features not just Star Wars but a wide-ranging selection from many others, including Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra Terrestial, Jaws, Indiana Jones and Superman. Don’t miss out on the force being with you!
A salute to John Williams
Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Krajewski
DeVos Performance Hall
Williams’ Star Wars score transformed the film music landscape and became an icon of American culture. Now, 30 years (and 38 films) later, his melodies remain the soundtrack of a generation. Hear favorites from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, E.T. and more.
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The music of John Williams
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke - Long Beach Arena
Hollywood superstar composer John Williams is legendary for delivering music that captures the heart of the story. For decades his film scores have created the soundtrack for popular entertainment. Long Beach's own superstar, Steven Reineke, conducts a night of Williams' blockbuster hits—including music from the films Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park and many more.
Special guest artists: Azusa Pacific University Choir
A SALUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS
Oscar and Golden Globe winner John Williams has written the soundtracks for some of the most defining films of the last 50 years. It takes only a few notes to recognize the themes from Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List. Hear these and more, like Superman, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Cowboys, as we salute this incredible talent.
GERALD STEICHEN conductor Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm
The La Stella Philharmonic Society are organising a concert to be held on Saturday, the 12th of February 2011. The concert will be themed around films and musicals and is entitled ‘Soundtracks Alive, Music from the Movies.’
Pieces will be perfomed from famous composers such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone among others. With Movie soundtracks from Ben-Hur, Last Of The Mohicans, The Godfather, The Mission, The Mask of Zorro, Titanic, Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, Schindler’s List and many more. Also being performed will be excerpts from the 2006 film, The Da Vinci Code, executed for the first time by a local band.
The La Stella Band will be under the direction of George Apap and the concert is sure to appeal to both music lovers and movie buffs alike. The concert will be a composite of the best visual presentation, accompanied by dancing from the Centre Stage Dance Academy, with choreography by Natalie Sciortino.
‘Soundtracks Alive, Music from The Movies” will be performed at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday, the12th of February 2011, at 7.30pm. Entry is free.
All come together in those glorious, unforgettable tunes that conjure images from the star-filled silver screen.
The monumental sounds galvanize our memories of legendary cinematic moments and transport us to other worlds: a haunting film noir set in Los Angeles, a historical fiction set in revolutionary Russia, a biopic of a simple Vietnam veteran, and a fantasy of an urban superhero who leaps tall buildings.
The Strathcona Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to the Silver Screen this weekend has it all in an ambitious and rousing concert that is guaranteed to elicit our deepest cultural experiences in film. The Nanaimo Youth Choir adds their amazing voices to this SSO production — a collaboration that promises a richly textured soundscape.
“The idea for this concert originated with some of the younger members of this community orchestra,” says conductor Pippa Williams. “It’s a natural part of their social-networking culture. They are absorbed in images and music.
“So when they came up with this suggestion, I thought, why not? Some of these musical scores have a sense of timelessness; some have survived in films that orchestra members have never seen. Some I’ve never seen, for that matter.
“So, I felt a kind of obligation to introduce them to ‘the movies,’ to explore some of the musical ideas found in one of the most pervasive aspects of our popular culture.”
The orchestra and choir launched into the project with gusto, beginning with rehearsals last September that found them immersed in film scores from the 1940s to the present.
“I’m not sure they knew what they were getting into,” remarks Williams with a smile. “I’ve been a bit of a slavedriver.”
To add to the complexity of the mix, she enlisted the talented Nanaimo Youth Choir. “That involved a bit of ‘give and take’ and through the wonders of modern technology, recording the two parts for each group, we’ve managed virtual rehearsals that bring together orchestra and voices.”
The SSO’s enthusiasm for the Salute to the Silver Screen project is infectious as it energetically explores other worlds in a vast medley based on John Williams’ score for Star Wars (1977), which includes Princess Leia’s Theme, selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film score of all time. Reviewing Williams’ filmography — for which he holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a composer — the orchestra also selected Williams’ Superman (1978) score with the many leitmotifs that reappeared in all five films about the man of steel.
Moving into film history from this generation, the SSO invited the Nanaimo Youth Choir to join them in another John Williams award-winning score, Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
“It’s a ferociously difficult piece,” said Pippa Williams, “but they carry it off brilliantly!” Expect this part of the concert to come complete with special effects.
The SSO program also includes the haunting melody by David Rankin from the film Laura (1944); the oft-recorded love theme from The Sandpiper (1965), Shadow of Your Smile by Johnny Mandel; and the iconic theme from Doctor Zhivago (1965), Lara’s Theme by Maurice Jarre. Canadian composer Howard Shore is represented with his symphonic music from the Lord of the Rings (2001–03) trilogy, for which he won three of his more than 40 Academy Awards.
For the romantics in the audience, the SSO performs a neat arrangement of the late Henry Mancini’s Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). For the cult-minded, they will accompany the Nanaimo Youth Choir with standards from the final music written by Rogers and Hammerstein — The Sound of Music.
In stunning arrangement by Jay Bocook (Movie Spectacular, 1992), the SSO seamlessly and beautifully knits together a compilation of scores from Batman (Danny Elfman, 1989), Dances with Wolves (John Barry, 1990), and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Michael Karmen, 1991).
Described by Williams as “a red-carpet extravaganza,” the Salute to the Silver Screen promises an Oscar-style ambience and an eclectic musical tour through film history.
The evening concerts are Jan. 28 and 29 (doors at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7), and an afternoon concert is on Jan. 30 (doors 1:30, concert at 2).
All performances are at The Old Church Theatre, 755 Harmston Ave. in Courtenay.
Tickets are $15 from Sound Advice, Blue Heron Books, Videos ’n More, or at the door.
Friday, 28 January 2011
This year's John Williams' visit at the Hollywood Bowl will take place on August 26 & 27, when the Maestro will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of his own music.
Additional info at HollywoodBowl.com
John Williams discusses the Walt Disney Concert Hall and it's acoustics...
CONCERT CANCELED: The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra has canceled its February tribute to John Williams. Paul Stanbery, music director and CEO, writes in the orchestra’s newsletter: “Grateful for the many generous contributions though we may be, the reality is that we are still trying to play financial catch-up after a difficult year.”
ONLEY -- The Arts Council of the Eastern Shore will present "Virginia Symphony Pops Takes You to the Movies," on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at Nandua High School in Onley.
The symphony will play themes that the audience will easily and enthusiastically recognize from American movie and television masterpieces. Some of the scores in the program are from "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Rocky," "Forrest Gump," "Star Wars," "Mission Impossible," "Spiderman," "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
This performance is presented by the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore, a non-profit all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the people of Accomack and Northampton counties. This performance is the fourth of six musical presentations in the 2010-2011Winterfest program, ACES' 30th year of providing arts events for the enjoyment of Eastern Shore people.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras, has enriched the cultural life of eastern Virginia for 91 years. The orchestra performs more than 140 concerts a year and gives orchestral support to the Virginia Opera, Virginia Arts Festival, Todd Rosenlieb Dance and the Virginia Ballet.
The conductor will be Benjamin Rous, the new associate conductor with the Virginia Symphony. He was the assistant conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and conductor of the Phoenix Youth Symphony. He has also held assistant conducting roles with the St. Louis Symphony and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. He is a 2000 Magna cum laude graduate from Harvard with a BA in music. While at Harvard, he served as music director of the Bach Society Orchestra, played Baroque Chamber orchestra and conducted his first opera performances. He received a master's in conducting from the University of Michigan where he also studied harpsichord and dance.
The program includes works of American composers (with one exception) that have been featured in American movies. The earliest selection is from "Captain Blood," a 1935 swashbuckling film with Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland. It was composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (d. 1957), an Austro-Hungarian film and romantic music composer who is considered one of the founders of film music.
Tickets can be purchased at the Book Bin (Onley), Rayfield's Pharmacy (Nassawadox and Cape Charles), C. D. Marsh, Jeweler (Onancock), H & H Pharmacy (Chincoteague and Oak Hall) for $22 and at the door for $24. Student tickets are $5. There is a discount for a group purchase of 10 or more tickets. Gift certificates are available. For additional information, see the ACES website acesva.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 757-302-0366.
The ACES' season includes two other performances: Virginia Virtuosi on March 26, and the Seven Sopranos on April 30 -- both at Nandua High School at 8 p.m.