John Williams News

Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
VIDEO: Get a First Look at STAR WARS EPISODE VII's Millennium Falcon!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Bad Robot Productions has released a video of the Millennium Falcon space ship from the set of J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. (more...)

Steve Aoki and Pink Martini Join Daniel Pearl World Music Days Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Internationally renowned artists Steve Aoki and Pink Martini have joined the Honorary Committee for the 13 th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of performances organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Open San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On September 20, Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing and four-time Grammy® winner Renee Fleming will open the San Antonio Symphony's 75th Anniversary season at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Ms. Fleming wowed the crowds at this year's Super Bowl with her extraordinary rendition of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." She will perform Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, and music from Canteloube and Delibes, in a concert complemented by sparkling works for orchestra by Strauss and Ravel. The exquisite beauty of Renee Fleming's singing of this glorious music will radiate throughout the hall at the new Tobin Center. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of THE MAZE RUNNER to Be Released 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Sony Classical announces the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Maze Runner, by composer John Paesano, available September 16. (more...)

Royal Albert Hall Presents A NIGHT OUT WITH... SIR MICHAEL CAINE, Feat. Artist Max Richter and More, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

The Royal Albert Hall has announced their season for October 2014. It includes a celebration of Michael Caine, featured artists Max Richter, Peter Andre, and more. (more...)

Helaine Levy to Receive Georgy Award at Arizona Theatre Company's 2014 Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Helaine Levy, Executive Director of the Diamond Family Philanthropies, will receive the Georgy Award from Arizona Theatre Company in recognition of the foundation's consistent support of ATC, her personal ongoing support of Tucson's not-for-profit community and her role in establishing the Non-Profit Loan Fund that assists not-for-profits with cash flow. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivities fit for the grand occasion. Bell returns for his fifth performance with the Symphony (he last performed with the Symphony in May 2010) to celebrate the maestro and captivate audiences with the exciting, breakneck theme and stunning Romanticism of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Interview Magazine may have summed up the remarkable violinist's playing best by saying, Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” The violinist's artistry is exemplified in his new music directorship of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his release of 40 CDs since the age of 18, multiple television appearances and countless accolades. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)

Jose Iturbi Foundation to Sponsor John Williams: Maestro of the Movies with Special Guest Seth MacFarlane at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the third consecutive year, the Jose Iturbi Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is pleased to support this year's John Williams: Maestro of the Movies Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, at 8 PM. Williams, the incomparable film composer, returns to conduct many of his most beloved movie hits, including music from Star Wars, and to pay tribute to some of the classic stars. Williams is joined by special guest Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted). (more...)

LA Philharmonic Kicks Off Season with A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION at Walt Disney Hall, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, kicks off its 2014/15 season in grand fashion with a celebration of the greatest film composer of all time at the Opening Night Concert & Gala: A John Williams Celebration, Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm, atWalt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - STAR WARS EPISODE VII Concept Art of Han Solo Costume
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Indie Revolver has once again shared a first look at concept art of the Han Solo costume for the film. (more...)

Photo: First Glimpse of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Stormtroopers
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

STAR WARS Imperial Forces will be getting a makeover for J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, hitting theaters on December 18, 2015. (more...)

Disney Developing STAR WARS Theme Park Expansion
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Disney isn't just bringing STAR WARS back to the big screen - it'll soon be expanding its theme park presence. (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus to Perform with Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Phil & More During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by highly regarded Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and acclaimed for its agile bel canto sound that has made it one of the nation's most in-demand children's choirs, announces its 2014-15 season, entitled "Celebrating American Song...California and Beyond." (more...)

Baltimore Symphony to Present Rachmaninoff's SYMPHONY NO. 1, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) present Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Saturday, September 27 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. The program also will feature the BSO premiere of Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral, John Williams' heartbreaking Theme from Schindler's List and Korngold's lushly romantic Violin Concerto both performed by James Ehnes. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) present Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (more...)

Mark Hamill Reveals Details from Set of STAR WARS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In an all-new red carpet interview with BBC News, Mark Hamill shared details on the highly anticipated upcoming STAR WARS installment. (more...)

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