Pittsburgh, June 6, 2003

Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall Friday, June 6, 2003 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS Concert Program and Brief Overview, by ‘DU Lou’ 1. Liberty Fanfare – Always a crowd pleaser… played a tad more slowly than o­n the Philips…

Boston, May 28, 2003

WILLIAMS, POPS, GO TO THE MOVIES By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff, 5/29/2003 Convivial John Williams was back at the Boston Pops last night to tape a program for television’s ”Evening at Pops” devoted to film music — the art and…

EARTHQUAKE (1974) – Complete Score Analysis

‘UNEARTHING JOHN WILLIAMS’ EARTHQUAKE’ An Analysis by Damien Bragoli I have always had a soft spot for Universal’s Earthquake (1974), one of three big-budget disaster movies scored by John Williams in the early 1970’s. Yet in spite of the unparalleled popularity since…

Washington DC, January 23-25

You’ll find more reports and reviews of the Washington performances at the Concert Reviews section. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC Thursday, January 23, 2003 The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS “A Portrait of John…

Washington DC, January 25, 2003 (II)

NSO scores with Hollywood By Jen Waters THE WASHINGTON TIMES Composer John Williams brought the magic of Hollywood to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts last week. Although the National Symphony Orchestra is best known for presenting…

HEARTBEEPS (1981) – Album Review

Review by Amer Zahid One of the great scores to come from composer John Williams from his golden writing marathon is from the late 1970’s to mid 1980s’ during which he rendered such classics as The Star Wars films, Close Encounters, Superman, Raiders and E.T. In between he…

JFK (1991) – Album Reviews

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings Anyone who has seen Oliver Stone’s requiem to President Kennedy knows that this film is not one that would require a normal composer to just write a simple theme for strings and develop it…

AMISTAD (1997) – Album Review

TRACK LISTING Review by Jeff Commings I would love to be a fly on the wall when John Williams and Steven Spielberg get together and discuss scoring options for their films. I have wondered how they came up with the…

Washington DC, January 25, 2003

Williams conducted ‘The Imperial March’… with a lightsaber! Several of our board members attended the Saturday 25 performance at Washington DC’s Lincoln Center… From ‘Eplicon’: This is the first time I got to see Williams play the piano, and he…

Washington DC, January 24 & 25, 2003

Williams demonstrates the process of film scoring using clips from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Excerpt from The Washington Post on the Friday 24 concert (‘Music and Film Made in Hollywood, USA’): Another fascination was Williams’s own “Tribute…