Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

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

Recommended Posts

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). 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

...And here's the program:





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”



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
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!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this