Category: Concert Reviews

Washington DC, July 4, 2003

The Maestro received the newly created National Artistic Achievement Award. John Williams o­n the July 4 concerts (from the Washington Post): “July Fourth renews the o­ngoing experiment that this country is. We’re still trying to define ourselves in terms of…

Pittsburgh, June 6, 2003

Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall Friday, June 6, 2003 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS Concert Program and Brief Overview, by ‘DU Lou’ 1. Liberty Fanfare – Always a crowd pleaser… played a tad more slowly than o­n the Philips…

Boston, May 28, 2003

WILLIAMS, POPS, GO TO THE MOVIES By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff, 5/29/2003 Convivial John Williams was back at the Boston Pops last night to tape a program for television’s ”Evening at Pops” devoted to film music — the art and…

Washington DC, January 23-25

You’ll find more reports and reviews of the Washington performances at the Concert Reviews section. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC Thursday, January 23, 2003 The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS “A Portrait of John…

Washington DC, January 25, 2003 (II)

NSO scores with Hollywood By Jen Waters THE WASHINGTON TIMES Composer John Williams brought the magic of Hollywood to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts last week. Although the National Symphony Orchestra is best known for presenting…

Washington DC, January 25, 2003

Williams conducted ‘The Imperial March’… with a lightsaber! Several of our board members attended the Saturday 25 performance at Washington DC’s Lincoln Center… From ‘Eplicon’: This is the first time I got to see Williams play the piano, and he…

Washington DC, January 24 & 25, 2003

Williams demonstrates the process of film scoring using clips from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Excerpt from The Washington Post on the Friday 24 concert (‘Music and Film Made in Hollywood, USA’): Another fascination was Williams’s own “Tribute…

Washington DC, January 23, 2003

The Washington Post has a report on last night’s performance at the Kennedy Center, where Williams conducted the NSO in a program that included his concert works For Seiji and The Five Sacred Trees, as well as selections from Raiders, Jaws, E.T. and Star Wars Here’s an excerpt…

Tanglewood, August 3, 2002

Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood Music Festival – Saturday, August 3, 2002 The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS Film Night at Tanglewood Concert Review by ‘Bishop832’ Hello All: Bishop832 checking in here with a complete evaluation of a concert…

Cleveland, July 28, 2002

E.T., Close Encounters, Hook, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Attack of the Clones… Blossom Festival, Cleveland – Sunday, July 28, 2002 The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS‘ John Williams Salutes the Silver Screen Concert Review by Ray Barnsbury I just got back today from…

Hollywood Bowl, July 4, 2002

Hollywood Bowl, July 4, 2002 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS James Taylor, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets (Special Guests) Review by Scott Calhoun Time sure flies. It is hard to believe it has been nearly 8 years…

Boston, June 1, 2002

(Originally appeared on Film Music Review -reprinted with permission) John Williams Scores Again with the Boston Pops! by Roger Hall Once again John Williams has returned to Boston to conduct a series of concerts with the Boston Pops Orchestra. I wasn’t able…

Boston, May 28, 2002

E.T., Hook, Indiana Jones, Attack of the Clones… and a meeting with the Maestro! Boston Symphony Hall, May 28, 2002 The Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS ‘John Williams’ 70th Birthday Celebration’ Review by Johnny Ecks Well, I am now back from this…