Los Angeles made a strong case for improvisation Sunday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles as it honored venerable composer John Williams and music educator Linda Mouradian. Composer Michael Giacchino, best known for scoring Pixar’s Up and all 120 episodes of Lost, filled in for scheduled-but-indisposed host Richard Dreyfuss with energetic banter [...]
John Williams Honored by Education Through Music-LA; Reveals Steven Spielberg Played Clarinet on ‘Jaws’ Theme
On Sunday, November 4, Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) will host its 7th Annual Benefit Gala. Supporters from the music, film, education and Los Angeles communities will gather to honor legendary Academy Award-winning composer John Williams and music teacher (Los Angeles Unified School District) Linda Mouradian at the Skirball Cultural Center. – Full article at SoundtrackNet
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
WASHINGTON (AP) – Actor Matthew Broderick, country singer Josh Turner, composer John Williams and a dozen U.S. Olympic athletes will be among the headliners for this year’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall.
PBS will cover Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Gala featuring John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons as part of its “Great Performances” series for airing on Aug. 10. Additionally, the BSO has just announced plans to stream performances from Boston and Tanglewood on bso.org - More details at The Berkshire Eagle
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 [...]
John Williams was born 80 years ago today! In celebration of Mr. Williams’ anniversary, JWFan will compile the best articles, podcasts and videos honoring the Maestro and his career. Happy Birthday, John Williams!
PRESS RELEASE: Turner Classic Movies and American Film Institute to Launch Quarterly Specials: TCM Presents: AFI’s Master Class – The Art of Collaboration Longtime Collaborators Steven Spielberg and John Williams to be Honored in TCM Special, Premiering Nov. 15
Boston, May 25 – In town for a series of concerts, Oscar-winning composer John Williams was inducted into the Cambridge-based American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The academy is an international learned society of leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders. - Full article at Boston.com
Today is John Williams’ 79th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO! John Williams Birthday Thread at our Forum Mike Matessino Interview about John Williams (PopDose) Updated version of John Williams Birthday Tribute at AmericanMusicPreservation.com John Williams: The Music You Haven’t Heard (MovieGamut.com)