‘Pride and the Pops’ (1987)

PRIDE AND THE POPS A GALA OPENING TONIGHT By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff The Boston Globe, page 65, May 5th, 1987 Last Tuesday night, well after 11 o’clock, John Williams recorded the final notes of his score for “The Witches…

‘Getting Ready for a Big Date’ (1986)

GETTING READY FOR A BIG DATE By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff The Boston Globe, page 15, April 22nd, 1986 “I’ve only seen the Statue of Liberty from the water,” says John Williams, speaking from his office at 20th Century Fox…

‘Williams Answers Spielberg’s Call For Music’ (1983)

WILLIAMS ANSWERS SPIELBERG’S CALL FOR MUSIC By George McKinnon, Globe Staff – 05/13/1983  It looked like Pops Goes To Africa in Symphony Hall yesterday afternoon what with exotic African instruments crowding the stage and the members of the Tanglewood chorus…

‘Orchestrating a New Pops Season’ (1982)

ORCHESTRATING A NEW POPS SEASON By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff The Boston Globe, May 4th, 1982 Last week, just a week away from the opening night of Pops, John Williams was still in the Hollywood studios of 20th Century Fox…

‘John Williams’ Quite Side’ (1981)

JOHN WILLIAMS’ QUIET SIDE By M. R. Montgomery Globe Staff The Boston Globe, March 18th, 1981 John Williams lives on a quiet street in the modest (one- Mercedes-to-a-garage) part of this village, in a quiet neo-Georgian house with a blooming…

‘Borok and Williams make merry’ (1981)

BOROK AND WILLIAMS MAKE MERRY EMANUEL BOROK, violinist, with JOHN WILLIAMS, pianist – In a recital of music by Beethoven, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Brock in the Burden Auditorium at the Harvard Business School Sunday afternoon By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff…

‘Where is John Williams Coming From?’ (1980)

WHERE IS JOHN WILLIAMS COMING FROM? FROM HOLLYWOOD, PRINCIPALLY, WHERE THE NEW CONDUCTOR OF THE BOSTON POPS SCORED EARTHQUAKE, JAWS, AND STAR WARS, AND WORKED WITH FRANK SINATRA, MAHALIA JACKSON, AND ALFRED HITCHCOCK By Richard Dyer; Globe Staff Boston Globe…

‘Q&A with John Williams’ (1980)

Q & A WITH JOHN WILLIAMS POPS’ CONDUCTOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BEAT By Richard Dyer. The Boston Globe, April 27th, 1980 John Williams, the new conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, came to lunch at The Globe a week…

‘Williams Passes Test with Flying Colors’ (1980)

WILLIAMS PASSES TESTS WITH FLYING COLORS By Richard Dyer Globe Staff The Boston Globe, January 24th, 1980 It didn’t look like a Pop’s concert, not outside Carnegie Hall, where the cold drizzle was falling on the “Sold Out” sign, not…

‘John Williams Is New Pops Maestro’ (1980)

JOHN WILLIAMS IS NEW POPS MAESTRO A MUSICIAN’S MUSICIAN By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff The Boston Globe, January 11th, 1980 John Williams of Los Angeles, composer of film music and winner of three Academy Awards, has been chosen to succeed the…

‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’ (1979)

Interview from the book “Once Upon a Galaxy: A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back” – Alan Arnold – 1980 LOS ANGELES Saturday, November 17 (1979) Alan Arnold: You have a tremendous amount of music to compose…