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    Guillaume got a reaction from Ricard in JWFan turns 25!   
    Happy birthday JWFAN !
    Thanks to you I met some other fans during JW concerts (Washington, NYC, tanglewood, etc...), so good to share the same passion.
    I wish you 25 more years.
    Thank you.
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    Hi JW fans, some tickets are available on carnegiehall.org.
    Hurry up and good luck.
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    Hi JW fans, parquet tickets are available on the official carnegie hall website. 500 $ each...
    Good luck 😉
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    It was yesterday on the carnegiehall.org official website but when I checked this morning, this tickets were no longer available... 
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    Guillaume reacted to Mr. Hooper in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    Looks like the cheapest tickets are $450, or $610 for us Canadians. Factor in travel and accommodation expenses, and that's a big...
     

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    Guillaume reacted to Smeltington in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    1 hour to the official onsale time, for whatever that's worth.
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    Guillaume reacted to MSM in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    On Friday August 11 JW’s La Jolla quartet was performed by BSO members among whom Jessica Zhou in Ozawa Hall. Then they played Theme from Sabrina in an arrangement for the same ensemble. Sabrina is my all time fav JW score and this version was just too beautiful😪
     
    At 8:00 pm Anne-Sophie Mutter masterfully performed JW’s Violin Concerto no. 2 in the Shed (conducted by Andris Nelsons) after which the Maestro took the stage once again to lead ASM and the BSO in two wonderful encores (Hedwig’s Theme and Helena’s Theme).


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    Guillaume reacted to Andy in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    This is both amusing and moving... that the love for John Williams transcends yet another generation.  Delightful.
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    Guillaume reacted to MSM in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Not sure if it adds anything - there’s no way to surpass mr Hooper’s photos for sure😅 - but here are a few shots for whomever interested.



     

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    Guillaume reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    So Guillaume and I were chatting during the intermission, when the members of the Young Artists Vocal Program filed onto the stage...
     
    They all appeared to be teenagers, and we wondered if they realized what a special opportunity this was for them.
     
    Well, this video answers the question nicely:
     
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cvk3zeoAbrm/
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    Guillaume reacted to rpvee in An Evening with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma: One Night Only at Carnegie Hall (February 22, 2024)   
    Some upper level tickets for this are finally available after the page showing no availability for months. Looks like anything closer or lower is reserved for people buying tickets to the pre-concert cocktail party and/or post-concert gala, which range from $1,000 to $2,500.
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    Guillaume reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Feeling refreshed today and recovered from the sleepless overnight bus back from Albany, and now able to collect my thoughts on the concert...
     
    In a word: magic.
     
    My first 'pinch me' moment was actually in the morning while taking in the rehearsal on the lawn.
     
    I checked ticket availability, looking to upgrade, and chanced upon a front row, center seat, alongside Guillaume and rpvee (as seen in the picture above!). Could not believe my luck.
     
    Though new to posting here, it was great meeting with some of you. Met MSM at the gift shop, and Foxfan and I could hear a trombonist practicing the Imperial March and Duel of the Fates in a little wooden hut near the shed. Check out the video below.
     
    rpvee said that John interacts with people in the front rows, and I was hoping for a little my way. Sure enough, when he first took the rostrum, he pointed at my 'Music by John Williams' shirt with a smile!
     
    The shirt got a lot of compliments and people were asking where I got it, so if anyone's interested, check out Last Exit To Nowhere. It was perfect for me because it has the font from the Jaws credits, and Jaws was my introduction to JW.
     
    The concert was great in that it was a real retrospective going back to The Cowboys, when his career really began to take off, all the way to today (Helena's Theme)—with a nod to his work outside of film (Call of the Champions) along the way.
     
    When I saw Schindler's List in the program, it struck me that I was sitting directly in front of the soloist, Elita Kang. What a treat to watch her—and John's interaction with her—up close like that.
     
    I'll repeat what everyone's saying: Duel of the Fates was EPIC. 
     
    Yeah, I could quibble that the chorus was weak in spots, but man, the orchestra was thunderous! I was head-banging to it! 🤘
     
    E.T. did break me a little and I got a tear in my eye. I was 7 when it came out, so yeah, that final fanfare struck me right in the feels...
     
    You know how sometimes you go see a band live and they change up the songs and you just wished they played it like you remember it?
     
    That's how I felt a little about The Asteroid Field and Anakin's Theme.
     
    I should've expected that they'd be reworked for a concert setting, but I found myself listening critically. I'll have to listen to them again to see how I feel about them.
     
    The Imperial March was the cherry on top, and I'll be forever glad and grateful he had the energy to perform that final encore. 🍒
     
    It was said here that it was virtually impossible to see and have a brief interaction with John after the show...so over the loud applause at the end, I yelled "Thank you, John" (on behalf of fans everywhere) and hoped he would hear me.
     
    He did, and acknowledged it with a nod and smile.
     
    It was such a perfect evening, on a perfect summer's day...
     
    "What could be better?," as the Maestro himself remarked at the start.
     
     
     
     
     
     




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    Guillaume reacted to rpvee in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Just realized I forgot to post this selfie from before the concert! Was so fun sharing the experience with fellow JW Fan’ers!
     

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    Guillaume got a reaction from Mr. Hooper in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    What a concert !! We were so Lucky to be in front of the maestro and interact with him. 
    And duel of the fates was just perfect.
    So happy to have meet jw fans friends. 

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    Guillaume got a reaction from Brando in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    What a concert !! We were so Lucky to be in front of the maestro and interact with him. 
    And duel of the fates was just perfect.
    So happy to have meet jw fans friends. 

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    Guillaume got a reaction from Ricard in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    What a concert !! We were so Lucky to be in front of the maestro and interact with him. 
    And duel of the fates was just perfect.
    So happy to have meet jw fans friends. 

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    Guillaume reacted to ricsim88 in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Looks like you guys had an amazing evening. Those of you who went.
    I’m already starting to plan our trip to next year’s Film night. I’m positive the maestro will be in great shape!
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Raiders of the SoundtrArk in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    What a concert !! We were so Lucky to be in front of the maestro and interact with him. 
    And duel of the fates was just perfect.
    So happy to have meet jw fans friends. 

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    Guillaume got a reaction from rpvee in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    What a concert !! We were so Lucky to be in front of the maestro and interact with him. 
    And duel of the fates was just perfect.
    So happy to have meet jw fans friends. 

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    Guillaume reacted to Foxfan in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Glad I was able to meet with fellow fans, and finish off the amazing evening in the 3rd row for a unique JWFan selfie!



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    Guillaume reacted to Foxfan in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Exactly. From Albany you’ll actually get off the last exit in NYS (Colombie NY where the Love’s travel plaza is) and take State Line Rd/Lenox Rd towards Tanglewood. The Mass Turnpike doesn’t have many exits and if you miss one, you can kiss about a half hour or more goodbye.
     
    At night when you exit Lions’ Gate, turn left on Interlaken and there’s no traffic towards Albany.
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    Guillaume reacted to Jay in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Thanks, I snagged one of them!
     
    Maybe I'll see some of you tomorrow - who's going, again?
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Martinland in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Good morning JW fans,
    4 seats are still available sections 1 !!
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    Guillaume got a reaction from Brando in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Good morning JW fans,
    4 seats are still available sections 1 !!
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    Guillaume reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams 2023 Tanglewood concerts   
    Well it's been a learning experience buying tickets for Tanglewood... Next time I'm going to wait for a better seat to pop up. But just a week before the show is cutting it close, especially when you're coming from way out of town and need to secure hotel reservations.
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