Universal Music has announced the digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Jurassic Park, which includes John Williams’ newly remastered music from the film, as well as four bonus tracks (a total of 11 minutes of unreleased music).
Universal Releases ‘Jurassic Park’ 20th Anniversary Soundtrack Including 4 Unreleased Tracks (*LOSSLESS VERSION NOW AVAILABLE*)
On January 18, 2014, John Williams will conduct the Louisville Orchestra in a special benefit concert at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Single tickets go on sale to the public Sept. 3. – An Evening with John Williams – LouisvilleOrchestra.org
John Takis and Tim Burden celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Fury by chatting about this classic John Williams score. Clips from the new Twilight Time Blu-ray and La-La Land Records CD are showcased throughout, proving the sheer brilliance and power of this music. – Click here to listen to the show
Baltimore, Md. March 06, 2013 - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced that five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will conduct the BSO in a special benefit concert on Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, appearing at the personal invitation of BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. Williams, celebrating 40 years of collaborating with legendary director Steven Spielberg, will conduct the BSO in selections from some of his most popular film scores. Furthermore, Williams is donating his services for this important fundraising concert for the BSO musicians’ pension fund.
This one-night-only program will showcase a variety of Williams’ movie scores, including music from Star Wars, Schindler’s List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films among others. Selected clips will be projected above the Orchestra during portions of the performance.
John Williams didn’t win an Academy Award on Sunday night (Mycheal Danna took the best original score Oscar for “Life of Pi”) but the composer’s work almost stole the show when the telecast’s producers used his “Jaws” theme to cut off acceptance speeches that ran too long. – Full article at The Wall Street Journal — See also: Oscars 2013: ‘Jaws’ Theme as Play-Out Music Proves Divisive (The Hollywood Reporter)
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FEBRUARY 21, 2013 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2012. Unlike in previous years, where one score has taken multiple victories, the main film prizes are split equally between 11 different movies and composers, the greatest spread in IFMCA history. - Full article at the IFMCA website
On Feb. 9 the multi-award winning composer (and 2004 Rose Parade grand marshal) dazzled the virtuosi of the Young Musicians Foundation’s Debut Orchestra by conducting them in their 58th anniversary gala concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. – Full article at the Pasadena Star News
A forum member who attended the February 9 concert of Williams conducting the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra reports on the following comment by the maestro before conducting the Star Wars theme:
“We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers].”
2013 Best Score Oscar Nominee John Williams
For his 48th Oscar Nomination, John Williams has gone presidential in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. He discusses with Jim Svejda the challenges of translating mid-19th century American into the score & the uncanny 4th Dimensional Experience (John’s words) of watching Daniel Day-Lewis. – Listen to the interview at KUSC.org