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Tanglewood 2019: ANH Live, "Across the Stars", Film Night and more

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That's definitely sad but to be expected after London. I imagine his doctor has instructed him to limit exerting himself too much.

 

If he still intends to conduct IX, he might be under orders not to do concerts at the same time as any sessions (and I'm guessing the sessions will run intermittently from May through October). 

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11 hours ago, King Mark said:

So JW is not conducting concert anymore? I don't see threads of any concerts with him conducting in 2019

 

Was Vienna meant to be is big finale?

 

Even though he isn't getting any younger and despite recent health issues, I don't think he's giving up on his conducting career. It's more likely he needs a few months of rest to recover properly and be in good shape for the Ep9 schedule next year (and whatever else he's writing), so he probably can't take conducting engagements for a while. The fact he still will be attending the Tanglewood Film Night makes me hope that if he will be in pretty good shape by then, he might step in on the podium to conduct at least two or three pieces.

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...And here's the program:

 

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TANGLEWOOD, US | TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL 07 JUL 2019  | 2:30 PM

ACROSS THE STARS: MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Boston Pops Orchestra – conductors David Newman and John Williams (2nd half of the concert)

 

  • Just Down West Street
  • Theme from “Jurassic Park”
  • Rey’s Theme from “Star Wars Episode VII”
  • Across the Stars from “Star Wars Episode II”
  • Donnybrook Fair from “Far & Away”
  • Harry’s Wondrous World from “Harry Potter”
  • Night Journeys from “Dracula”
  • Sayuri’s Theme from “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • The Devil’s Dance from “Witches of Eastwick”
  • Superman March
  • Theme from “Sabrina”
  • Princess Leia’s Theme from “Star Wars Episode IV”
  • The Duel from “The Adventures of Tintin”
  • The Flying Theme from “E.T.”
  • The Chairman’s Waltz from “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • Love Theme from “Cinderella Liberty”
  • Hedwig’s Theme from “Harry Potter”

 

 

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Donnybrook Fair from “Far & Away”. Never heard of that before. I wonder if it's a new arrangement or simply a renaming? 

 

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My likely bet is that it's this arrangement:

 

 

I guess Jurassic Park, Harry's Wondrous World, Superman March and Flying from E.T. aren't violin solo arrangements, while the rest is from the upcoming album. Quite an exciting program!

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9 hours ago, Timo Martikainen said:

 

Anne-Sophie Mutter's website now mentions John Williams conducting the 2nd half of the concert. Also BSO website has been updated to include JW as a conductor. 

 

So then perhaps the annual Boston concert isn’t happening because of Star Wars writing, not age or physical condition? Maybe the tradition will return next year!

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