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E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL - Live to Projection Concerts

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http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/et-extra-terrestrial/2015-09-04

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Los Angeles Philharmonic
Introduced by
John Williams

Bring your entire family to this extraordinary, world-premiere event, as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture while this beloved film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen. Don't miss E.T. under the stars, as you've never seen or heard it before!

Looks like there will be no JW concert at the Bowl this year, but this sounds like a good alternative. It appears JW will only introduce the piece, still no info about who will conduct (maybe David Newman?)

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I'm on the fence about going. Mostly because the last two times I have gone to the bowl I went alone, and being about 3 hours away from there I guess I feel like I lack the energy to do it all alone again. I think it WOULD be an amazing thing to see, though! I wonder why Williams isn't performing at the bowl this year. Or why he chose not to conduct it himself. I guess it's still nice that he'll be introducing it.

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Because conducting takes more time in prep and rehearsal?

It's not like "well, since i showed up on the big day I might as well take the baton!"

I guess so. You'd have thought he would want to do it though, then again the full E.T. score (if that's what it is) is quite a daunting amount of music to play live and in sync with the picture.

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As far as we know, he's still expected to introduce the performance.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/LA-Phil-to-Perform-John-Williams-Score-from-ET-at-the-Hollywood-Bowl-94-6-20150820

But he doesn't need to attend in order to do so...

Oh, right... I was assuming he would be there in person. I guess it isn't likely for him to be there in person to introduce each day.

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As far as we know, he's still expected to introduce the performance.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/LA-Phil-to-Perform-John-Williams-Score-from-ET-at-the-Hollywood-Bowl-94-6-20150820

But he doesn't need to attend in order to do so...

Oh, right... I was assuming he would be there in person. I guess it isn't likely for him to be there in person to introduce each day.

I have assurances from Film Concerts Live that he will be there in person. Hoping those assurances are still correct.

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Is anyone going to this? I may go to the concert in San Antonio if time allows.

I'm going! Disappointed that it couldn't be Williams' standard Hollywood Bowl performance, but I saw it last year so at least I was able to see him once live. This should be very cool to watch, and will be good to compare it to the Royal Albert Hall performance live to score of Raiders which I'm also attending next year.

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As far as we know, he's still expected to introduce the performance.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/LA-Phil-to-Perform-John-Williams-Score-from-ET-at-the-Hollywood-Bowl-94-6-20150820

But he doesn't need to attend in order to do so...

Oh, right... I was assuming he would be there in person. I guess it isn't likely for him to be there in person to introduce each day.

I have assurances from Film Concerts Live that he will be there in person. Hoping those assurances are still correct.

There you go:

Unfortunately, Williams won’t be conducting his score due to a scheduling conflict (though he will introduce the film via a recorded video message).

http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/09/03/44363/composer-david-newman-remembers-playing-violin-for/

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I'll also be there tonight, this is a great event to finish a great vacation :) Didn't really plan ahead, but there were a good number of seats still available as of yesterday, for the spontaneous-minded.

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That's a healthy man in the video. In both videos he looks healthy, just maybe under the weather in the Comic Con video. If we were looking at a seriously ill man, it would be very obvious. He probably wouldn't even be doing these introductions if he was seriously ill. Back issues can be and are very debilitating (especially at 83) and traveling and standing for long periods of time can worsen the condition.

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