‘Film Night’ at Tanglewood 2017

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August 19, 2017, Tanglewood, MA
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons and JOHN WILLIAMS



Andris Nelsons conducting

  • March from The Adventures of Robin Hood (Korngold)
  • Scene d’Amour from Vertigo (Herrmann)
  • Forest Meeting/Love Theme and March from Spartacus (North)
  • The Duel from The Adventures of Tintin
  • End Titles from Dracula
  • Adventures on Earth from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


John Williams conducting

  • The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Parade of the Slave Children from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Suite from Far and Away
  • With Malice Towards None from Lincoln
  • Three Selections from Harry Potter:
    The Chamber of Secrets
    Fawkes the Phoenix
    Harry’s Wondrous World


  • March from 1941
  • Theme from Schindler’s List
  • The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back


  • MassLive.com – Williams, who had revealed at Film Night 2016 that he would be scoring “Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” told the Tanglewood crowd on Saturday that George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are plotting a fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise for 2020. The 85-year-old composer said he was hopeful he would be on hand to write the score, a remark that drew cheers from the throng of 18,000 that packed the Koussevitzky Music Shed and filled the Lenox lawn. – Full review
  • Berkshire Fine Arts – With Andris Nelsons sharing  conducting with John Williams,  as well as a trumpet solo,  there was a capacity audience of 18,000 at Tanglewood for the annual Movie Night. On a perfect evening there was a capacity turnout on the lawn and in the Shed. That is on a par with James Taylor numbers as were massive traffic jams before and after the concert. Arriving the usual half hour early we barely made our seats on time. Now 85 one treasures each appearance by the renowned composer/ conductor who has put his mark on the film classics of our adult years. – Full review


John Williams conducts The Imperial March