David Newman Talks John Williams, Hollywood Bowl ‘E.T.’ Concert

This weekend, Angelenos have the unique opportunity to hear Williams’s score performed live by the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately, Williams won’t be conducting his score due to a scheduling conflict (though he will introduce the film via a recorded video message). Instead, David Newman — a member of the iconic musical family that includes his father Alfred Newman and cousin Randy Newman — will take the baton. So why is David Newman the right person for the job? As he told me when we sat down recently, he happens to know the “E.T.” score very well. – Full article at SCPR.org