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Here is Han Solo and the Princess, from my recording of the stream, I wasn't able to get Adventures of Han.    

WOW!!!!    First half just ended. The program posted online is COMPLETELY wrong - the first half was all Williams music, and it was full of rare gems!    It had the special concert

This past August, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Players of the Boston Symphony and their local union, local 9-535, agreed to a three-year contract that included provisions for local radio and

Jurassic Park! He hasn't conducted that for years, has he? Nice little tie-in with the new movie.


And those are great selections from Star Wars! His two new suites and the newest film's concert arrangement. Exciting!

 

He obviously loves the Adventures of Mutt though. Not a fan of that piece at all, personally.

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4 hours ago, Ricard said:

Here's the full program for the two Boston concerts:  

 

“JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM NIGHT”
May 23 & 24, 2018, Boston, MA
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins and JOHN WILLIAMS

 

CONCERT PROGRAM

Thomas Wilkins Conducting:

 

  • Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo (Copland)
  • Times Square: 1944 from On the Town (Bernstein)
  • I Would Do Anything for Love (Steinman/Walden)
  • You Must Remember This: A Cinematic Sing-Along (w/projections)
    As Time Goes By - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - Moon River
    Que Será, Será - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah - Over The Rainbow
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury/Walden)
  • Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
    Yo-Fei Chuang, pianist
     

INTERMISSION

John Wiliams Conducting:

 

  • The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • A Child’s Tale – Suite from The BFG
  • Theme from Jurassic Park
  • With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
  • Four Selections from Star Wars
    The Adventures of Han from Solo: A Star Wars Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
    The Rebellion is Reborn from The Last Jedi
    Han Solo and the Princess from The Empire Strikes Back
    The Throne Room and Finale from Star Wars

    ENCORES
     
  • To Lenny, To Lenny (For New York)
  • The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back

 

What is the source of this info?

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Plugging my tickets ($149, seats S1+S2) again for tomorrow's show (my time's running out :o). Willing to reduce the price a bit if necessary. Please help me out? If you have friends/family/colleagues... Appreciated :).

 

And yes, Han Solo world premiere, can't wait to hear it!!

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33 minutes ago, Matt S. said:

That program posted earlier is NOT the film night concert program; it is ALL Williams’ music!  The first half is still conducted by Thomas Wilkins; those other pieces are being played at other concerts during the week.

 

Here's hoping that the Star Wars stuff is broadcast on Sunday: if so, that'll be our first decent recording of all three in one show!

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1 hour ago, Matt S. said:

That program posted earlier is NOT the film night concert program; it is ALL Williams’ music!  The first half is still conducted by Thomas Wilkins; those other pieces are being played at other concerts during the week.

 

Thanks. Here's the program that caused the confusion:

 

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19 minutes ago, artguy360 said:

Ok, I'm confused. Is this concert not being livestreamed?

 

Yes, WCRB will stream the concert on May 27:

 

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Film Night with the Boston Pops!

May 27, 2018
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Pops, Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins team up for the awe and excitement of cinema's greatest music!

 

 

http://classicalwcrb.org/post/film-night-boston-pops#stream/0

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Jay said:

WOW!!!! 

 

First half just ended. The program posted online is COMPLETELY wrong - the first half was all Williams music, and it was full of rare gems! 

 

 shit maybe he won't play han solo and the princess

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1 hour ago, King Mark said:

yeah but Marion's theme is similar so he might change it

 

Nope. The second half was played as listed, with the 2 encores.

 

10 hours ago, Matt S. said:

I wonder which version of With Malice Toward None they will play.... I’m hoping for the solo trumpet rendition!

 

It wasn’t!  That’s ok though, the string arrangement is beautiful as well!

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Second half of the show was pretty good. The highlights were Adventures of Han, Han Solo and the Princess, and Throne Room. Oh, and The BFG! 

 

Unfortunately JW wasn't his tip top self. Instead of the hilarious and original stories of recent years, we got a lot of rehashed stories, or ones he just kind of stammered through a quick off the cuff anecdote. He called pieces and actors by the wrong names, and seemed to just kind of be unprepared. It was unusual. 

 

His energy when conducting was fantastic, though! He should  be fine for London and Vienna.

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4 minutes ago, artguy360 said:

So no recorded audio or video from the concert? 

 

If there is, it's probably night-night time for most people there, so tomorrow would be a reasonable estimate. Even if there is, though, I'm gonna wait for the Sunday stream.

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We waited for JW after the show. He didn't come out. The crowd at the door was great, no annoying autographs hounds, just a bunch of chill fans. My seat at the show was next to @Smeltington so we chatted for a while then left after @rpvee saw us and told us Williams' car and decoy car had left.

 

Fun night, and GREAT weather on the city. 

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Here's the ACTUAL program

 

“JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM NIGHT”
May 23 & 24, 2018, Boston, MA
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins and JOHN WILLIAMS

 

CONCERT PROGRAM

Thomas Wilkins Conducting:

  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme
  • Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Three Selections from Indiana Jones
    • Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
    • Marion's Theme
    • The Raiders March
  • Theme from The Sugarland Express
  • Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

 

INTERMISSION


John Wiliams Conducting:

  • The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • A Child’s Tale – Suite from The BFG
  • Theme from Jurassic Park
  • With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
  • Four Selections from Star Wars
    • The Adventures of Han from Solo: A Star Wars Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
    • The Rebellion is Reborn from The Last Jedi
    • Han Solo and the Princess from The Empire Strikes Back
    • The Throne Room and Finale from Star Wars

 

ENCORES

  • To Lenny, To Lenny (For New York)
  • The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
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2 hours ago, artguy360 said:

So no recorded audio or video from the concert? 

 

2 hours ago, Nick Parker said:

 

If there is, it's probably night-night time for most people there, so tomorrow would be a reasonable estimate. Even if there is, though, I'm gonna wait for the Sunday stream.

 

Wouldn’t that be against the rules to share, anyway?

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LOL.  You just earned a 24hour ban for violating our rules.  You can upload and host copyrighted music on our servers.


Please read the forum rules before posting again.  Thank you!

 

http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20175-forum-rules-please-read-before-posting/

 

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15 hours ago, Jay said:

Second half of the show was pretty good. The highlights were Adventures of Han, Han Solo and the Princess, and Throne Room. Oh, and The BFG! 

 

Unfortunately JW wasn't his tip top self. Instead of the hilarious and original stories of recent years, we got a lot of rehashed stories, or ones he just kind of stammered through a quick off the cuff anecdote. He called pieces and actors by the wrong names, and seemed to just kind of be unprepared. It was unusual. 

 

His energy when conducting was fantastic, though! He should  be fine for London and Vienna.

 

This makes me glad I chose his Chicago concert over Boston. He was on great form in Chicago, not to mention Shirtgate!!

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Was no one else at the second show last night? Williams was great as always (though he forgot Roald Dahl’s name), but he didn’t come out the stage door again. I’m afraid the greedy eBay exploiters have ruined what used to be a very calm and wonderful post-show tradition. :(

 

Anyway, two wonderful nights of music!

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2 minutes ago, King Mark said:

did they stream Han Solo and the Princess.?

 

Streaming right now...

 

BTW Williams confirmed again that "Princess Leia's Theme" was his "first attempt" to write a love theme for Star Wars, "Han Solo and the Princess" being the second... So that makes "Across the Stars" his third attempt...

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2 minutes ago, zoltan_902 said:

'To Lenny' is a fascinating piece, and equally so to finally hear a slightly different interpretation of if from the original album recording. The percussion part is so FUNKY.

 

I thought this piece sounded great!

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