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John Williams Returns to Cleveland on 4/8/2018

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http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2017/05/cleveland_orchestra_announces_29.html#comments

 

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It won't be his first visit. The legend of stage and screen has been an occasional presence in Greater Cleveland since 1983. The difference this time is the location. Instead of Blossom Music Center, the orchestra's summer home, the maestro will be appearing for the first time at Severance Hall.

 

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So I might be in Cleveland the weekend of this concert, but every time I just open the website, I get put in the cue for whatever this is:

 

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John Williams eager to Reunite with Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

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JOHN WILLIAMS/CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CONCERT PROGRAM

  • "Sound the Bells!"
  • Excerpts from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
  • Selections from the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Suite
  • Suite from "Lincoln," with principal trumpet Michael Sachs
  • "Adventures on Earth" from "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
  • "Flight to Neverland" from "Hook"
  • Suite from "The BFG"
  • "Out to Sea/Shark Cage Fugue" from "Jaws"
  • Theme from "Sabrina," with concertmaster William Preucil
  • "The Rebellion is Reborn" from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
  • "Rey's Theme" from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
  • Main Title from "Star Wars Suite"

 

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I wonder if he'll copy-paste this for Chicago in a few weeks—except, of course, that we'll get the world premiere of the new Solo theme.  Not a bad set!  "Sound the Bells!", which is playing as I type this, is probably the Williams concert piece with the highest ratio of sheer enjoyment to sheer number of plays.  What a gem!

 

Incidentally, we need a specific term for concert pieces that require none of the patience and sophistication required to appreciate true classical works, but rather are as superficially enjoyable and digestible as film score concert arrangements.  (Concert sweets, maybe?  Concert bites?  These would also work great as names for JW-branded cereal.  Over-Churios? B-))  I'd put "Sound the Bells!" in that category, plus maybe these:

 

Hymn to New England

Song for World Peace

American Journey

Liberty Fanfare

Celebrate Discovery!

 

Maybe there's a link between easy digestibility and the Maestro's propensity for exclamation points in titles...

 

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3 hours ago, igger6 said:

 

Incidentally, we need a specific term for concert pieces that require none of the patience and sophistication required to appreciate true classical works, but rather are as superficially enjoyable and digestible as film score concert arrangements.  (Concert sweets, maybe?  Concert bites?  These would also work great as names for JW-branded cereal.  Over-Churios? B-)) 

 

Brilliant! :lol:

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While we're talking about The Cleveland Orchestra it's fitting to mention that Sony is releasing all their recordings of the great George Szell in a deluxe box:

 

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https://www.amazon.de/George-Szell-Complete-Album-Collection/dp/B079VD2YRP/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523002629&sr=8-1&keywords=szell

 

13 hours ago, igger6 said:

Incidentally, we need a specific term for concert pieces that require none of the patience and sophistication required to appreciate true classical works, but rather are as superficially enjoyable and digestible as film score concert arrangements.  (Concert sweets, maybe?  Concert bites?  These would also work great as names for JW-branded cereal.  Over-Churios? B-))  I'd put "Sound the Bells!" in that category, plus maybe these:

 

That already has a name, although I find it a bit condescending: light music

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