John Williams News

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

RS Components Challenges Hackers and Musicians to Get Creative with Arduino and Raspberry Pi at Music Tech Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Music Tech Fest is a global 'festival of ideas', which brings together the entire music technology ecosystem, from influential musicians to music tech start-ups and app creators, performers, researchers, and hackers. RS provided development boards at the same event in Boston earlier this year. (more...)

Industry Veteran John Williams Joins Reduxio Systems as President
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: ANDREY LEBEDEV AND SYDNEY GUITAR TRIO WITH RORY O'DONOGHUE Goes From Sublime to Ridiculous
by Barry Lenny - Jul 22, 2014

Andrey Lebedev is one of the new faces at this year's Festival, and the Sydney Guitar Trio, brought a very different type of concert. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Kick Off SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES Concerts, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents 'Symphony in the Cities' (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St. Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. (more...)

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