Category: Concert Works

New Williams Concert Work Premieres at Tanglewood

On Sunday, July 16, Andris Nelsons and the BSO were joined by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for the world premiere of “Markings” for solo violin, strings, and harp, a piece specially written for her by John Williams. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and…

Williams on Stage at ‘Conversations’ Premiere

The Piano Spheres concert series YouTube channel has uploaded a new clip of Gloria Cheng performing the world premiere of Conversations by John Williams. Here she can be seen playing Movement III: “Chet and Miles”, with a special appearance by…

Williams’ ‘Viola Concerto’ Premiere Recording Online

The first-ever recording of John Williams’ Viola Concerto, a piano reduction of the piece performed by violinist Victor de Almeida with Mitsuko Morikawa on piano, has been made available on YouTube. The 26-minute concert piece is comprised of three movements:…

John Williams’ ‘Rounds’ Released

‘Rounds’, John Williams’ first concert piece for classical guitar, is now available as part of Americano, the new album by Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas, for whom Williams composed the piece in 2012. Williams’ work can be purchased separately as a…

Williams’ New Concert Work Has a Title

“Just Down West Street…on the left” is the name of Williams’ new concert work, commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center. The piece will be premiered by conductor Stefan Asbury on July 5, and reprised on August…

New Williams Concert Work to Premiere July 5

As mentioned in a 2014 interview, John Williams is writing a new concert work for this year’s 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the annual summer music academy which operates as a part of the Tanglewood Music Festival. The…