John Williams was honored with the President’s Medal for Excellence on September 29 in a ceremony that took place at Boston College’s 25th annual Pops on the Heights gala.
Williams has been a friend of Boston College—including several guest appearances as conductor at Pops on the Heights—and a supporter of education and students for many years.
Keith Lockhart conducted the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in a program that included an homage to Williams, with selections from Superman, Empire of the Sun, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Star Wars.
Keith Lockart conducts John Williams Tribute:
Lockhart introduces John Williams. Williams conducts the Star Wars Main Theme:
John Williams presented with the President’s Medal of Honor:
Live video from #BCPops: Boston College alum and actor Chris O’Donnell presents the President’s Medal for Excellence to legendary conductor John Williams. A cherished Boston College tradition, #BCPops is now in its 25th year of supporting student scholarships. We’re pleased to welcome tonight’s special guests Jennifer Hudson, John Williams, Chris O’Donnell, Boston Pops, Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums, the BC Marching Band, and The University Chorale of Boston College.Posted by Boston College Alumni on Freitag, 29. September 2017