John Williams to conduct Indianapolis Symphony in benefit concert of his music

Posted on: December 7, 2017

“The acclaimed composer behind the menacing ‘Jaws’ theme, the transcendent ‘Star Wars’ tunes and the achingly beautiful ‘Schindler’s List’ melody will conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra,” writes Domenica Bongiovanni in Tuesday’s (12/5) Indianapolis Star. “John Williams will conduct the orchestra in a Feb. 11 concert of his most famous film scores…. The show is a gift from Williams, with the proceeds going toward the musicians and symphony, according to a release from the ISO…. Along with his movie score work, he has been the music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra, written the theme for NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ and composed symphonies and concertos…. The composer’s work keeps coming up in Indianapolis Symphony concerts. Earlier this year, the ISO announced that it will perform the full soundtracks to Star Wars films ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’—while the movies play. The scores are by Williams.”

Posted December 7, 2017