John Williams News

Date of Birth: April 15, 1903
Date of Death: May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place: Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Kerry Washington, James Corden & More Join Steven Spielberg at USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity GalaKerry Washington, James Corden & More Join Steven Spielberg at USC Shoah Foundation Ambassadors for Humanity Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Film composer John Williams will conduct a performance with the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles and solo violinist Bing Wang at USC Shoah Foundation's Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles, honoring Mellody Hobson and George Lucas. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Hold A Special Talkback with Tevye and His Daughters 12/15FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Hold A Special Talkback with Tevye and His Daughters 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Next Thursday, December 15th, bring your dad or daughter to come see Fiddler on the Roof, and stay afterwards for a special post-show talkback with Tevye (Danny Burstein) and his daughters (Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell, Jenny Rose Baker and Nerghiz Sarki).  All ages are welcome! Come enjoy a special night full of tradition, love, and, of course, family, with the stars ofFiddler on the Roof before they take their final bow on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m, (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony to Welcome Cirque de la Symphonie for New Year's Eve Pops ConcertSanta Barbara Symphony to Welcome Cirque de la Symphonie for New Year's Eve Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Bob Bernhardt, will usher in the year 2017 with a rousing New Year's Eve pops concert at the historic Granada Theatre. (more...)

Rice Shepherd School Musicians Selected For 2017 Global Academy FellowshipRice Shepherd School Musicians Selected For 2017 Global Academy Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Six Rice University students have been selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE This JanuaryHawaii Symphony Orchestra to Perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on January 6 & 7, 2017 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis Releases Holiday Single to Support Alzheimer's ResearchPARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis Releases Holiday Single to Support Alzheimer's Research
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Actress and singer Ruby Lewis, currently portraying the lead role of 'Indigo' in Cirque du Soleil's Broadway show PARAMOUR, has released a holiday single 'Somewhere in my Memory' to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Pearl Harbor 75th Annual Commemoration ConcertHawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Pearl Harbor 75th Annual Commemoration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

 The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm. This performance is not only intended to remember those who served and died in the attack, but to salute the remaining survivors and all who have served in the armed forces. Maestro Rob Fisher, Tony and Grammy-recognized for his work with the New York Philharmonic and the New York Shakespeare Festival will lead the HSO in a patriotic program that includes Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and John Williams' "Hymn to the Fallen" from the film Saving Private Ryan.  (more...)

Second Performance Added: NJSO and NJPAC present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in ConcertSecond Performance Added: NJSO and NJPAC present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce an additional performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 7 pm at NJPAC in Newark. Limited tickets are still available for the previously announced March 11 matinee at 2 pm. The NJSO will perform, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform Oscar winner John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis's The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom's Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland's Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. (more...)

Nana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York AppearancesNana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Nana Simopoulos, the internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and educator, released Skins, her seventh recording on June 20, 2016 (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK With Live Orchestra, 1/6-8New Jersey Symphony Presents RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK With Live Orchestra, 1/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Raiders of the Lost Ark with live orchestral accompaniment, January 6-8 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. The Orchestra performs John Williams' epic score as the film Roger Ebert called "a movie of glorious imagination and breakneck speed" screens above the stage. Steven Spielberg's timeless classic sees Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHEROakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Chorus will share the stage with a host of guest artists in celebration of the holidays and a tribute to Oakland's tradition of activism and the arts as part of the annual Let Us Break Bread Together concert Sunday, December 11, at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Five Special Holiday Concerts For All AgesUtah Symphony Presents Five Special Holiday Concerts For All Ages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony will include both annual beloved traditions and rare events with special guest artists to please all ages. Whether it be a visit from Santa and a Rudolph sing-along with the orchestra or "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in concert; fantastic feats of strength and grace from the Cirque Musica acrobats or the beloved "Messiah Sing-In" when audience members join the Messiah Chorus and Utah Symphony musicians in Handel's beloved masterpiece, the 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony promises excitement and celebration for all audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Presents HARRY POTTER - IN CONCERTBWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Presents HARRY POTTER - IN CONCERT
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 14, 2016

With the popularity of film screenings paired with live symphony orchestras at an all time high, I'm glad one of the many to get the treatment is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first installment of the 8-film movie franchise adapted from JK Rowling's worldwide best-selling books. What an incredible thrill it was to hear John Williams' now-iconic score reverberate live in full force via a massive 84-person symphony orchestra while synced up perfectly to the film screened in HD above the orchestra on a 40-foot screen. The concert series continues through November 13 at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

As part of his US tour Pablo makes his debut at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center and will treat audiences to selections from his latest album Americano, which quickly made it's way to as top 11 in Billboard's charts upon it's release. Pablo will guide audiences on a musical journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, featuring sensual Brazilian beats, vivid Venezuelan rhythms, and vibrant American bluegrass, and highlighting favorite composers of the Americas, including five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Agustín Lara, and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: JURASSIC PARK LIVE Premieres at Royal Albert HallPhoto Flash: JURASSIC PARK LIVE Premieres at Royal Albert Hall
by Marianka Swain - Nov 4, 2016

Last night, a starry crowd turned out for JURASSIC PARK LIVE at London's Royal Albert Hall. The iconic venue hosts the world premiere of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece in a film and live orchestra extravaganza: the 1993 blockbuster is screened in high-definition on a giant screen, while John Williams' classic score is played live on stage by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki. Guests at the premiere included Myleene Klass, The Wanted's Tom Parker, Miranda Hart, Stephen Merchant, Samuel West, Laura Wade, and tennis pro Heather Watson. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Their First Ohana Concert PETER AND THE WOLFHawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Their First Ohana Concert PETER AND THE WOLF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Join the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) for a special "family" concert on Saturday, November 12 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The HSO revives a long tradition of presenting concerts for children and families with this event. The "Ohana Concert" will be the first for the HSO which is celebrating its fifth season in 2016-17. The title piece, Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" has long introduced young children to the orchestra and been a hallmark of youth concerts for decades. (more...)

The CSO's Annual Holiday Pops to Ring In the Season This DecemberThe CSO's Annual Holiday Pops to Ring In the Season This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

An annual Columbus tradition since 1983, the CSO's Holiday Pops is the creation of chorus master and conductor Ronald Jenkins who has led all of its 100 performances to date. In 2016, Jenkins, the musicians of the Columbus Symphony, and vocalists of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, will be joined by the New World Singers of the Columbus Children's Choir, dancers Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, dancers from the BalletMet Academy, narrator Steven Crawford, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus for this heartwarming holiday spectacular. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Stage THE SHEIKEast Lynne Theater Company to Stage THE SHEIK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, in partnership with the Cape May Film Society, presents 'The Sheik' (1921) starring Rudolph Valentino with live organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman, on Sunday, November 13 at 700p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, where the theater is in residence. (more...)

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