On May 26, the United States Marine Band conducted by Colonel Michael J. Colburn will premiere the Fanfare “For ‘The President’s Own’”, a new John Williams piece composed by the Maestro for the 215th anniversary of the band (see the full concert program). The free performance will take place at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing [...]
A new recording of Williams’ Elegy for Cello and Orchestra has been released as part of the album We’ll Paint You a Rainbow, a compilation of songs and themes about peace produced by world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and his wife, the violinist Helen Nightengale.
BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA RELEASES NEW LIVE RECORDING OF JOHN WILLIAMS’S OBOE CONCERTO, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPOSER’S 81ST BIRTHDAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT BOSTONPOPS.ORG NEWLY RELEASED DIGITAL RECORDING FEATURES JOHN WILLIAMS AS CONDUCTOR AND BOSTON POPS PRINCIPAL OBOIST KEISUKE WAKAO AS SOLOIST In celebration of Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams’s 81st birthday on February 8, 2013, [...]
‘Rounds’, John Williams’ first concert piece for classical guitar, is now available at RTVE.es in a new performance by guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, who premiered the piece on June 2. The six-minute piece can be heard at 12:09 into the video, preceded by an interview with the performer. Programa de mano – 13/07/12 Discuss this [...]
On July 4, John Williams conducted a performance of his “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” as part of “A Capitol Fourth”, an annual concert performed on the west lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of the Independence Day. An audience recording of the performance can be watched below. Discuss this topic in our forums
‘Rounds’, John Williams’ first concert piece for classical guitar, will be premiered tonight by Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas at the Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu (California). The guitarist was at Williams’ house on Monday polishing details before the premiere. - Full article at the Delta World Discuss this topic in our forums
From BSO.org: The orchestra welcomes Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams to the podium, June 1 and 2, for Film Night, a favorite program for Symphony Hall audiences each year. Mr. Williams, the highly acclaimed composer and conductor behind blockbuster films such as Jaws, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, celebrates his 80th birthday in 2012.
John Williams, Boston Pops Perform ‘Fanfare for Fenway’ in Tribute to Park’s 100th Anniversary (Video)
On Friday April 20, John Williams and the Boston Pops premiered “Fanfare for Fenway” as part of the Red Sox commemoration of their 100th year in Fenway’s Park. The Pops conducted by Keith Lochart also performed Williams’ arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Hymn for New England.” You can watch the Fanfare’s performance in [...]
As the guy behind the themes from “Jaws,” “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” John Williams isn’t your ordinary Red Sox fan. In fact, to get in on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, the Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor wrote “Fanfare for Fenway,” which will be performed by the Boston [...]
Source: Douglas Yeo website By Douglas Yeo March 31, 2012 – COMMENTARY One of the great joys of my career as a member of the Boston Symphony has been the opportunity to work with composer/conductor John Williams. John needs no introduction – his name is synonymous with the genre we call film music, with his [...]
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, John Williams has composed “Fanfare for Fenway,” the Boston Pops Orchestra announced Sunday. The piece, just over three minutes long, was recorded Saturday, March 24, at Boston’s Symphony Hall and performed by musicians from the Boston Pops Orchestra with Williams conducting.