The genesis of “Quartet La Jolla” was a request by SummerFest music director Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin, who encountered Williams while performing at Tanglewood, that Williams write a piece for Lin’s California festival.
As an extension of this week’s concerts that have two segments, Villains of the Silver Screen and Heroes of the Silver Screen, John Williams talks with Pops broadcast producer Brian Bell about bringing these characters to music. He also discusses…
Composer Michael Giacchino discusses his work on the ‘Star Tours’ score in this clip available on YouTube Discuss this topic in our forums
John Williams was recently interviewed by JC Monahan for WCVB TV’s “People to Watch”. The interview will air next Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 PM and will be available online at a later date.
A 28-minute audio interview with John Williams from last month is available at the National Endowment for the Arts website as a podcast (MP3 download) as well as a text transcript. – NEA Podcasts: A Conversation with John Williams
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)
Visit the Inside Thirteen blog to watch the new opening of Great Performances featuring John Williams’ title theme, and read a recent interview with the Maestro on his new TV theme, Spielberg, and more. Williams’ composition premiered during the opening credits of Great Performances: King…
By Neil S. Bulk
By Neil S. Bulk