Tickets for the May 22 & 23 concerts with John Williams and the Boston Pops will go on sale March 23 at 10AM local time. The information is not yet available on the BSO website but it does come from an official source.
John Williams Withdraws as San Diego Symphony Guest Conductor for January
30, 31 Concerts; Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart Will Lead the Orchestra
in His Place
It is with deep regret that we announce John Williams must withdraw from conducting the
special concerts scheduled with the San Diego Symphony at the Jacobs Music Center on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 2015.
The trailer for “Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano”, Gloria Cheng’s CD and film project featuring John Williams’ “Conversations” is now available on YouTube. Along with Williams’ most recent concert piece, the album features new piano works by Bruce Broughton, Don Davis, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman and Alexandre Desplat. A documentary film on the project will be released soon. – Track listing, artwork and pre-order on Amazon.com (Release date: February 10)
‘Film Night’ with John Williams will return to Boston next year for two performances, May 22 & 23. Williams will lead the Boston Pops Orchestra in a selection of his own compositions as well as other popular film music themes.
More details and ticket information soon at BSO.org.
Full audio of John Williams’ 2014 Boston concert:
The Boston Pops are running a Facebook contest to give away tickets to their Home Alone concert on December 26, as well as a signed film score by John Williams.
A John Williams score that should never be out of print is back! Same contents as Intrada’s previous release. (Owners of that CD need not apply.) Harry Winer film with Kate Capshaw, Tom Skerritt, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston and very young Leaf (Joaquin) Phoenix sends team of student astronauts into space with disasters at every turn. Picture offers glimpse into real world of astronaut training program albeit exciting make-believe adventures take front and center. John Williams creates one of his most exhilarating scores of all time, aiming his large orchestra towards the awe and spectacle of discovery in outer space.
Two performances: 8pm and 9:30pm
MONTAGE – Great Film Composers and the Piano
Film premiere and CD Release Concert
Celebrate Gloria Cheng’s latest harmonia mundi release of piano works written for her by today’s greatest film composers. Hear the “personal side” of John Williams, Bruce Broughton, Don Davis, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, and Randy Newman, and how they compose when free from the constraints of scoring a film. Each of the two performances will feature selections from the CD, and the much-anticipated premiere of Gloria’s documentary film of the recording sessions, interviews, and footage from last year’s spectacular world premiere concert on the Piano Spheres series. – Full details at the Boston Court website