Category: Miscellaneous

Williams Attends LA Phil Concert

On March 8, John Williams attended the world premiere of John Adams’ new piano concerto “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Yuja Wang on…

Composer André Previn Dies at 89

Oscar-winning film composer and symphony orchestra conductor André Previn died Thursday at his home in Manhattan, his manager confirmed to the New York Times. He was 89. The former enfant terrible of motion picture scoring and accomplished jazz pianist was honored with…

Director Stanley Donen Dies at 94

Stanley Donen, the director of such stylish and exuberant films as Singin’ in the Rain, Funny Face and Two for the Road and the last surviving helmer of note from Hollywood’s golden age, has died at 94. – Full obituary at…

Composer Michel Legrand Dies at 86

Michel Legrand, three-time Oscar winner and composer of such classic film songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “I Will Wait for You,” “You Must Believe in Spring” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” along with…

Soundtrack Producer Nick Redman Dies

Nick Redman, producer of several hundred soundtrack albums including the Star Wars Trilogy expanded editions from 1993 & 1997, Raiders of the Lost Ark (DCC, 1995), and Superman: The Movie (Rhino, 2000), died Thursday afternoon after a two-year battle with cancer.…

New Weekly Podcast Examining Williams’ Career

UPDATE: The podcast is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Jeff Commings’ new weekly podcast The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey examines the 60-year career of John Williams in chronological order, from his first film in 1959 to the…

Williams Recovering at Home in LA

John Williams “is home and doing fine, taking a period to rest and recover properly”, according to album producer and Williams friend Mike Matessino, who posted the update on the FSM Boards. Williams, who is recovering from an illness that…

John Williams Returning to Los Angeles This Week

As first posted on our Forums, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds (and subsequently reported by everyone else), John Williams is expected to return to Los Angeles this week after recovering from a “routine illness” that prevented him to conduct the London…

John Williams Makes Significant Pledge to L.A. Philharmonic

Famed composer-conductor John Williams and his wife, Samantha, have made a significant pledge to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Campaign, it was announced Friday. The total amount of the gift was not disclosed, but goes toward the organization’s $500 million…