HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD AND A TRIBUTE TO AUDREY HEPBURN (May 25, 26, & 28)
John Williams may be known for his famous film scores including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter, but he’s also written many orchestral works that showcase the talented musicians of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. On May 25, the first night of the Boston Pops Laureate Conductor’s three performances at Symphony Hall, Mr. Williams will present the world premiere of his Concerto for Oboe, written especially for principal Pops oboist Keisuke Wakao. Film footage will be featured alongside the Hollywood scores during much of the second half of the performance. In addition to a special tribute to Audrey Hepburn, this program will feature a tribute to the heroes of film, including the Suite from Casablanca, and music inspired by the villains of the silver screen including selections from Dracula, and the “Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back.