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Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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John Williams News

Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

HOUSTON (July 2, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will continue its tradition of helping Houstonians celebrate Independence Day at Miller Outdoor Theatre with its Star-Spangled Salute concert at 8:30 p.m. on July 4. The celebration, which will feature patriotic cannons and a thrilling fireworks display, will be directed by Steven Reineke, Principal POPS Conductor Designate. (more...)

BMI Presents THE CHARACTER OF MUSICBMI Presents THE CHARACTER OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Broadcast Music Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, and Krakower Poling PR will return to Comic-Con, to present “The Character of Music,” a classic Horror Panel, featuring composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard Band (Re-Animator), Tyler Bates (Dawn of the Dead), Maurizio Guarini of Goblin (Suspiria), along with special guest actor Douglas Tait (Freddy vs. Jason). (more...)

San Antonio Symphony's Movie and Music Concert Series at the Majestic Begins in SeptemberSan Antonio Symphony's Movie and Music Concert Series at the Majestic Begins in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following up on the success of last year's two-part movie concert series, the San Antonio Symphony and the Majestic Theatre announce the 2015-2016 movie concert series focusing on two iconic films from master director Steven Spielberg - E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial on September 11-12 and Raiders of the Lost Ark on February 19-20. In addition to this year's movie series, the San Antonio Symphony announces its POPs rock concert series with Windborne's The Music of Queen on October 23 and The Music of Led Zeppelin on October 24. Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by two outstanding singers for each program, creator and arranger Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Led Zeppelin's 'sheer blast and power and the legendary sound and music of Queen.' Both series of performances will bring innovative interpretations across art mediums to San Antonio. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS on Sunday, July 5, 7PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015. (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

By any standard, John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time; his 49 Academy Award nominations are second only to Walt Disney himself.  And Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall have gone hand in hand since Williams opened the Hall's inaugural gala in 2003 with the world premiere of his concert work 'Soundings.'   (more...)

Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

This gala opening night performance, hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Summer Festival with Fourth of July Celebration, 7/4Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Summer Festival with Fourth of July Celebration, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—June 15, 2015—Pacific Symphony launches Summer Festival 2015 with a rollicking, high-energy Fourth of July celebration featuring the ever-popular tunes of Journey, brought to life by the tribute band, Faithfully. With a reputation for being a highly authentic Journey tribute band, Faithfully preserves the hits of one of the most beloved bands in America through performances of songs such as “Don't Stop Believin,'” “Faithfully,” “Any Way you Want It,” “Open Arms” and “Wheel in the Sky.” Remaining one of the most popular rock bands in America to this day, Journey's wide variety of musical genres including rock, jazz fusion, progressive rock, hard rock and pop rock have won them 25 gold and platinum albums and 19 top 40 singles. The Symphony's Independence Day concert (always the most popular of the season!) begins early with picnicking on the grounds and culminates in a brilliant fireworks display set to music performed by the orchestra. The festivities also pay homage to America's war heroes and veterans through a salute to the U.S. armed forces. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Launch Summer Festival 2015 with Journey-Themed Fourth of July CelebrationPacific Symphony to Launch Summer Festival 2015 with Journey-Themed Fourth of July Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Pacific Symphony launches Summer Festival 2015 with a rollicking, high-energy Fourth of July celebration featuring the ever-popular tunes of Journey, brought to life by the tribute band, Faithfully. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Pays 'A Tribute to John Williams'BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Pays 'A Tribute to John Williams'
by Charles Shubow - Jun 9, 2015

Principle Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society rekindle wonderful movie memories. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release INSIDE OUT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 6/16Walt Disney Records to Release INSIDE OUT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Disney•Pixar's 'Inside Out' features an original score that captures the emotional spirit of the story by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino.  The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 16, 2015.    Directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter ('Monsters, Inc.', 'Up') and produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. ('Up'), Disney•Pixar's 'Inside Out' opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2015.  (more...)

INSIDE OUT Soundtrack Set for Release, 6/16INSIDE OUT Soundtrack Set for Release, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

DisneyPixar's 'Inside Out' features an original score that captures the emotional spirit of the story by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino.The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 16, 2015.Directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter('Monsters, Inc.', 'Up') and produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. ('Up'), DisneyPixar's 'Inside Out' opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2015. (more...)

DCINY to Present FUTURE VIBRATIONS at Carnegie Hall, 6/14DCINY to Present FUTURE VIBRATIONS at Carnegie Hall, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

?Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) ends its spring season on a high note with the ebullient sound of youthful voices and vibrant young musicians. Future Vibrations, on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm at Carnegie Hall, features renowned conductor Francisco J. Núñez leading the Distinguished Concerts International New York, including members of his Young People's Chorus of New York City, in a program of music for treble voices. Opening the family-friendly afternoon program will be two superb youth orchestras hailing from the west coast: the Central Oregon Youth Orchestra and the Vancouver Pops Symphony.  (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James TheatrePURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Pure Imagination celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Guest artists Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke to kick off the orchestra's 2015-2016 season on Friday, October 9 at 8:00PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, honors the beloved music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. On Friday, March 11 at 8:00 PM, Jeremy Jordan and Betsy Wolfe are featured with The New York Pops and Maestro Reineke in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, an evening of modern musical theater hits. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 20, 2015—A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony's final concert of his 25th anniversary season, “Fire and Water,” a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. Furthering St.Clair's commitment to new music, the evening includes the world premiere of “Siren Songs” by Laura Karpman, accompanied by video and animation by Tempe Hale, who has used footage from Gregory MacGillivray, Academy-Award nominated cinematographer of films such as “The Living Sea” and “Dolphins.” Karpman's piece explores women and the ocean and is based on a set of poems by internationally known poet, Amy Gerstler, who is also a professor at UC Irvine. For the fiery finale, St.Clair leads the orchestra in selections from Wagner's epic “Götterdämmerung,” (“Twilight of the Gods”), featuring Metropolitan Opera superstar, Deborah Voigt, who brings her beautiful and powerful voice to Brünnhilde's famous “Immolation Scene.”  (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The final recording and complete box set of The Nielsen Project - the New York Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - will be released June 9, 2015, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. The final recording features Nielsen's complete concertos: the Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin, Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and Violin Concerto with Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At Don't Tell Mama, SUSAN WINTER Proves She's a Jazzy Steward for the American Songbook During Any SeasonBWW Reviews: At Don't Tell Mama, SUSAN WINTER Proves She's a Jazzy Steward for the American Songbook During Any Season
by Alix Cohen - May 19, 2015

One might easily call Susan Winter's Monday night show at Don't Tell Mama, A Woman for All Seasons: Part Two as half its numbers were in the first show by this name she performed during a run starting last September at the Metropolitan Room. Winter is the kind of class act that would've been lauded in nightclubs way back when, as she's a steward of the American Songbook at its most genuine but with a side of jazz influence. (more...)

The Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSOThe Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its 2015 summer programs. The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

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