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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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John Williams' 2018 Concert Schedule

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10 minutes ago, Thor said:

Awesome schedule for you lucky Americans.

 

He's more active than Morricone at this point (who only has three 2018 concerts in Italy booked at this point).

 

Yup, and I will be in Florence :-)

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16 minutes ago, Thor said:

Awesome schedule for you lucky Americans.

 

He's more active than Morricone at this point (who only has three 2018 concerts in Italy booked at this point).

 

I haven't found a single recording of a Morricone concert where the playing is satisfactory. Usually, his concerts sound under-rehearsed, or he's just using crappy orchestras.

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I saw him live in Royal Albert Hall back in...I think it was 2009 or 2010. Pretty good performance. Surely, someone must have recorded some of the concerts he did back then?

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1 hour ago, Thor said:

I saw him live in Royal Albert Hall back in...I think it was 2009 or 2010. Pretty good performance. Surely, someone must have recorded some of the concerts he did back then?

 

I didn't.

 

If you find any good concert recording of Morricone, please let me know. It has to be better than decent, otherwise I won't bother with it.

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On 12/6/2017 at 1:33 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

 

I haven't found a single recording of a Morricone concert where the playing is satisfactory. Usually, his concerts sound under-rehearsed, or he's just using crappy orchestras.

 

I've been in Milan for 6 months and I can confirm this is an Italian Orchestra thing; unless it's La Scala or one of the major opera house orchestras, they are usually out of tune and messy. Not really their fault; it's nearly impossible for full orchestras to make enough money here for full time positions because the Italian government basically only funds opera houses as part of their heritage management and there is no culture of philanthropy except for a few foundations (but they usually prefer to fund museums and artwork over music).

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Hi guys,

I don't really post here much but somehow I missed the ticket announcement for JW in Chicago. My wife tried to buy tickets as an Xmas gift but it seems its sold out.  

It has been a lifelong dream to see Williams in concert. If its alright me asking, would like to ask if anyone has any extra tickets you want to sell I would love to pay for 2 tickets so I can bring my wife. 

Thank you!

 

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I apologize if this is not the right area to post or ask my question:

 

I was interested in going to John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood. My 10 year old twins and myself are huge John Williams fans. My concern was if he would be performing most of his own works there, we are huge Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T., Idiana Jones/Raiders, Superman, etc Fans. I wasnt sure if the music being performed was more of a collection of pieces by other composers who had films come out during the year?

 

If anyone has been to one of these concerts in the past that could shed some light on this subject, it wouldf be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank You.

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Actually, he did four nights, 1st to 4th July. I was at 2nd and 4th. Which ones were you at? I don't have any leaflets, or programmes, but I did get my vinyl copy of THE TOWERING INFERNO (the first JW OST I ever bought) signed on the 4th.

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Back in '98, I was in the army. Besides, I had very little means and opportunity to travel to London for the occasion, although I got a postcard greeting from those that did. Little did I know that it would be his last concert appearance in Europe!

 

Thank God I managed to see him twice in the US since then.

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