Category: Concert Works

Marine Band Celebrates 215th Anniversary with John Williams

WASHINGTON – In celebration of the Marine Band’s 215th anniversary, “The President’s Own” recently experienced the gift of music and friendship during a rehearsal and recording session with the renowned composer and conductor John Williams, the latest collaboration in a…

‘Conversations’: New Concert Work for Piano Solo

A new John Williams composition will be premiered in July at the Mendocino Music Festival in California. The two first movements from Conversations, a piece for piano solo, will be performed by Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng as part of the July 22…

New Williams Fanfare to Premiere Next Week

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…

John Williams’ Guitar Piece ‘Rounds’ Online

‘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…

John Williams’ ‘Rounds’ for Classical Guitar Premieres Tonight

‘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…

Williams Talks Fenway, Red Sox

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…

BSO Bass Trombonist Talks ‘Fenway Fanfare’

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…