Category: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

John Williams at the 88th Academy Awards

Composer Ennio Morricone mentioned John Williams in his acceptance speech as he received his first ever Oscar on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. After thanking the Academy for the “prestigious acknowledgement”, the composer of Quentin Tarantino’s…

Williams’ Boston Concerts Announced

John Williams will share the podium with Keith Lockhart for this year’s ‘Film Night’ concerts at the Boston Symphony Hall. The two conductors will lead the Boston Pops on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 in a program that…

Williams’ ‘The Force Awakens’ Wins 3 IFMCA Awards

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS WINS THREE AWARDS FOR STAR WARS The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, in the…

John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, September 2-4, 2016

Hollywood Bowl, September 2, 3 & 4, 2016 Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS and David Newman Following the record-breaking success of  Star Wars: The Force Awakens, incomparable composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct…

John Williams Receives Lifetime Contribution to Hollywood Award

‘Made In Hollywood Honors’ event honors renowned composer for works including L.A.-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens Entertainment industry VIPs, local union officials and political leaders celebrated this year’s Oscar-nominated films made in California at the Made In Hollywood Honors Oscar…

Williams Receives Four IFMCA Nominations

Press Release: INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; OCTOGENARIAN VETERANS JOHN WILLIAMS AND ENNIO MORRICONE LEAD THE FIELD, MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR MICHAEL GIACCHINO, LATE JAMES HORNER FEBRUARY 4, 2016. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its…

L.A. Times Interviews Williams (UPDATED)

UPDATE: You can read the full, unedited version of the interview here. “Working with J.J. was certainly invigorating. I felt that he had made [the film] consistently and organically related to George Lucas’ incredibly original vision. At the same time,…