Washington DC, January 23, 2003

The Washington Post has a report on last night’s performance at the Kennedy Center, where Williams conducted the NSO in a program that included his concert works For Seiji and The Five Sacred Trees, as well as selections from Raiders, Jaws, E.T. and Star Wars Here’s an excerpt…

SLEEPERS (1996) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by ‘Mahler 3’ Sleepers is a fantastic score on many different levels. Williams captures the organic feel of Brooklyn using the electronic bass and percussion with piano exceptionally well. The computerised voice effects are…

HOOK (1991) – Original Album Review

TRACK LISTING & SOUND CLIPS Review by Frank Lehman I got my first dosage of this score when I bought the Williams o­n Williams Spielberg Collaboration #2. And I was perfectly satisfied with the five awesome Concert Versions of some…

NIXON (1995) – Album Reviews

TRACK LISTING Review by Frank Lehman Ah, Richard Millhouse Nixon, we hardly knew ye. That is, until we listen to the movie soundtrack bearing your name. If anything, the score to is an elaborate character portrait, in fact, the biggest…

Williams Writes Piano Duet

John Williams has written a piano duet that he and Leonard Slatkin will play to accompany some silent film footage during the “Soundtracks: Music and Film” festival, starting Thursday at the Kennedy Center. “In the early days, someone would sit…

Tanglewood, August 3, 2002

Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood Music Festival – Saturday, August 3, 2002 The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS Film Night at Tanglewood Concert Review by ‘Bishop832’ Hello All: Bishop832 checking in here with a complete evaluation of a concert…

Cleveland, July 28, 2002

E.T., Close Encounters, Hook, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Attack of the Clones… Blossom Festival, Cleveland – Sunday, July 28, 2002 The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS‘ John Williams Salutes the Silver Screen Concert Review by Ray Barnsbury I just got back today from…

Hollywood Bowl, July 4, 2002

Hollywood Bowl, July 4, 2002 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS James Taylor, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets (Special Guests) Review by Scott Calhoun Time sure flies. It is hard to believe it has been nearly 8 years…

Boston, June 1, 2002

(Originally appeared on Film Music Review -reprinted with permission) John Williams Scores Again with the Boston Pops! by Roger Hall Once again John Williams has returned to Boston to conduct a series of concerts with the Boston Pops Orchestra. I wasn’t able…

Boston, May 28, 2002

E.T., Hook, Indiana Jones, Attack of the Clones… and a meeting with the Maestro! Boston Symphony Hall, May 28, 2002 The Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS ‘John Williams’ 70th Birthday Celebration’ Review by Johnny Ecks Well, I am now back from this…