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John Williams

The Philadelphia Orchestra

John Williams

May 04, 2016
8:00 PM

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Stéphane Denève - Conductor
John Williams - Conducting Star Wars
Hai-Ye Ni - Cello

Williams - Sound the Bells!
Williams - Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Williams - "Sayuri's Theme" and "Brush on Silk," from Memoirs of a Geisha
Williams - "Harry's Wondrous World," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Williams - "Night Journeys," from Dracula
Williams - "Adventures on Earth," from E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial
Williams - "The Raiders' March," from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams - Excerpts from The Book Thief
Williams - "The Barrel Chase Sequence," from Jaws
Williams - "March of the Resistance" and "Rey's Theme," from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Williams - "Throne Room" and Finale, from Star Wars

Please note that this concert is currently sold out; however ticket availability changes frequently. We encourage you to check back. If you require further assistance please email

We are excited to announce that the concert, which includes selections from movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, also features exclusive video interviews with the composer about his work, a selection of film clips presented with some of Williams’s iconic movie themes, and a unique demonstration on the art of film scoring.

Five-time Academy Award and 22-time Grammy Award-winning composer John Williams and Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève will now share the podium in this special one-night-only concert.

John Williams will conduct the concluding highlights of the concert featuring selections from Star Wars and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Due to his recent composing schedule, he has entrusted the remainder of the repertoire to his good friend Stéphane Denève.

Maestro Williams, Maestro Denève, and the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra are graciously donating their services for this concert.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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