John Williams to guest conduct Cleveland Orchestra during 2017-18 centennial season

Posted on: May 22, 2017

“You know much of his music by heart. Soon you’ll be able to see (and hear) his work in person,” writes Zachary Lewis in Wednesday’s (5/17) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Superman,’ ‘Indiana Jones,’ the ‘Harry Potter’ movies; music from all these films and more is bound to be on the program Sunday, April 8, 2018, when John Williams returns to Cleveland to conduct a concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. It won’t be his first visit. The legend of stage and screen has been an occasional presence in Greater Cleveland since 1983. The difference this time is the location. Instead of Blossom Music Center, the orchestra’s summer home, the maestro will be appearing for the first time at Severance Hall.… The lineup is expected this summer. However, in its announcement of the concert Wednesday morning, the orchestra said the evening is certain to highlight music from the composer’s many celebrated film scores. Williams also has penned several works of concert music, including two symphonies and several concertos, one of which was premiered in 1996 by the Cleveland Orchestra and principal trumpet Michael Sachs.”

Posted May 22, 2017