Philadelphia, July 15, 2003

Three lengthy reviews of the John Williams concert in Philadelphia (July 15): Mann Center fot the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Tuesday, July 15, 2003 The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS Concert Review by Ted Pidgeon I should first say that…

Washington, July 12, 2003

Reviews of the July 12 concert featuring Williams conducting the Marine Band in Washington, D.C. are available o­n the Washington Post and the Marine Corps website. The concert included music from Catch Me If You Can, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry…

Washington DC, July 4, 2003

The Maestro received the newly created National Artistic Achievement Award. John Williams o­n the July 4 concerts (from the Washington Post): “July Fourth renews the o­ngoing experiment that this country is. We’re still trying to define ourselves in terms of…

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…