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John Williams and the Boston Pops - "Hooray For Hollywood" - May 25-28, 2011


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#1 TownerFan

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

As just reported of the JWFan main page, Williams will premiere his Oboe Concerto on May 25, 2011 with the Boston Pops:

http://www.bso.org/b...pid=prod3880218

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.



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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:00 PM

Pity he never did trumpet concerto for late maurice murphy,that would of been great!luckily sort of makes up for it in scores.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:07 PM

I think there's a good chance the May 28 concert will be broadcasted live on WGBH Boston radio (they usually broadcast the Saturday night Pops concerts).

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

http://www.bso.org/b...id=bcat14350010

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:41 PM

I've been going to John Williams' May concerts in Boston every year since 2008. Guess I should keep that trend going, eh?

Last year I waited outside in the POURING rain, and got him to sign my HOOK LP!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Fantastic! I'll be sure to tune in the webradio on May. The last two times it was the closest I'll be to being there! :)

Edit: And check the description!

John Williams, the brilliant composer and conductor behind films including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series, brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music and film clips of all time with special emphasis on the villians and heroes we’ve all grown to love. The concert also features the world premiere of Williams’ Concerto for Oboe, written for Pops principal oboist Keisuke Wakao.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

Nice to see Williams showing a newly-found love for his brilliant Dracula score (he played it several times in concerts recently).

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

I'm strongly considering going, hopefully I can track down both Williams and Wakao to sign their japanese CD!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:12 PM

May, 25th., eh? This will be a date long remembered.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:14 AM

Finally. My mission is to meet Williams and get an autograph. I might go to all the shows.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:17 AM

Finally. My mission is to meet Williams and get an autograph. I might go to all the shows.


It's an expensive way to get his autograph, E.T. (but it's worth every damn penny!). :D

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

I just bought my tickets on the third row !!! I'm such a big fan of his concertos. Can't wait to see the new one.

On the seating chart, it says : each number represents a table seating 5. So there are tables in Boston Symphony Hall ? I don't see this on the pictures. Anyone knows anything about it ?

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:45 AM

Between the stage and standard seating on the floor level, there are little tables. It's an awkward arrangement, especially when you're squished in with a bunch of strangers and if they're all annoyingly ordering drinks during the concert. But Williams and the Pops will be right in front of you, or kind of on top of you. It'll be cool.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:24 AM

I havent gotten my tickets yet. I just got to make sure my buddy wants to go.


Jason, what night are you going? Maybe you can help me get the maestro's autograph?

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:54 AM

Here's the program for the Boston concerts:

WILLIAMS
Jubilee 350

WILLIAMS
Suite from Far and Away

WILLIAMS
Devil's Dance from The Witches of Eastwick

WILLIAMS
Night Journey from Dracula

WILLIAMS
Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back

WILLIAMS
March from 1941

WILLIAMS
Theme from Sabrina

HERMANN
The Inquirer from Citizen Kane

STEINER
Suite from Casablanca

WILLIAMS
Oboe Concerto (premiere)

WILLIAMS
A Tribute to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


Wow, some real gems among the usual suspects... "Night Journeys" from Dracula! And "Jubilee 350" (one of my favourite JW celebratory pieces)! I officially envy all of you who will attend! ;)

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:43 PM

Oh. My. God!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

Oh god. This is gonna be amazing. Sabrina's theme is one of my favourite with its gorgeous piano performance.

I've been dreaming about this for a long time.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:56 PM

I havent gotten my tickets yet. I just got to make sure my buddy wants to go.


Jason, what night are you going? Maybe you can help me get the maestro's autograph?


Dunno yet, I kinda forgot about this. Let me talk to the GF and decide on a night

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:22 AM

Ya. You kind of get used to him being here every year. I forgot to go last year.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

We're going to the Thursday evening show. Got 2 tickets in the right balcony

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:20 AM

Alright, I'll see if I can get some tickets.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:34 AM

I'm going to the Wednesday, Saturday and possibly Friday.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:53 AM

Don't forget your pocket stereo recorders

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:44 AM

Don't forget your pocket stereo recorders


If everything goes as usual, the Saturday concert will be broadcasted on WGBH Boston radio (online streaming available)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

What a fantastic program! I'd love the opportunity to hear the likes of Dracula and Witches of Eastwick performed live.... Lucky bastards.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:57 PM

Got tickets for the Wednesday and Saturday concerts. For Wednesday, I'll be right in front of the stage. Then we're doing right balcony.

They replace the oboe concerto with suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for the Saturday show. Neat!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:54 AM

They replace the oboe concerto with suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for the Saturday show. Neat!


Darn, this means the Oboe Concerto will not be broadcasted on WGBH radio... I guess they changed the program for this very reason.

So, anyone attending the Wednesday or Thursday concerts: bring on your recorders! :)

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:50 PM

I think it's because Wakao isn't performing Saturday.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:08 PM

No Harry Potter? The Spielberg films reduced to a single piece???

Worst....program....ever!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

I didn't even realize these concerts were broadcast... what dates for the 2008 and 2010 series were broadcast?

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:51 AM

Anyone?

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:58 AM

May 15, 2010 concert was broadcast. Also, Film Night at Tanglewood.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

I was at the May 15th show!! :o

Did anyone record the broadcast??

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

...anyone? lol

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:51 AM

Got my tickets today! For the 25th. :D

Star Wars' 34th birthday!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Will also be there Wednesday the 25th. Looking forward to hearing "Jubilee 350" and "Sabrina" in concert for the first time, along with the "Far and Away" suite that I can never grow tired of.

Hoping for a sneak peek at "War Horse" or "Titin" as an encore... the usual suspects (ET and Indiana Jones) are included in the Lucas/Spielberg tribute so it'll have to be something new.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

I was at the May 15th show!! :o

Did anyone record the broadcast??


I do have it :o) ... I will try to upload it soon as it'll be possible ;)

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

To all who will attend these upcoming concerts: bring on your recorders! :)

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:42 AM

I'm attending Thursday night's show, but won't be recording anything. I don't own any "fancy" recording equipment for starters, but I also won't be fliming videos on my camera like I have in previous years. Just going to enjoy the music this year :)

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:22 PM

Yeah PLEASE record. I really want to hear the Oboe concerto, it's my birthday tomorrow and this is the Maestro's present for me!
Oh, War Horse is great! - John Williams




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