Stéphane Denève - Conductor
John Williams - Conductor (second half only)
Williams - A Hymn to New England
Williams - Suite from JFK
Williams - Tuba Concerto
Williams - “Swashbuckler” (The Adventures of Mutt), from The Adventures of Indiana Jones
Williams - A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Williams - Selections from Harry Potter
Williams - Theme from Sabrina
Williams - “The Rebellion Is Reborn,” from The Last Jedi
Williams - “Rey’s Theme,” from Suite from The Force Awakens
Williams - “Main Title,” from Star Wars
Mr. Williams returns to Verizon Hall once again in this special one-night-only concert, curated specifically to celebrate the connection Mr. Williams shares with our Fabulous Philadelphians and Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève. Mr. Williams will conduct the second half of the program including music from Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more. As a close musical friend of Mr. Williams Stéphane Denève will lead a tour of Williams's music for screen and concert hall on the first half.
With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film music. He has become undoubtedly one of the world's most accomplished and successful composers for film and the concert stage, in a career that spans over five decades. This includes selections from iconic movies such as JFK, The BFG and Sabrina. Also on the program is Williams's Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra featuring Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba. Join us as Mr. Williams and Maestro Denève conducts some of his most treasured works with our Fabulous Philadelphians.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see John Williams return to Philadelphia in this special benefit concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra!
Sponsorship and Premium ticket opportunities are available for this special concert! Premium tickets begin at $500 and include an invitation to an exclusive pre-concert event. Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and feature a unique opportunity to sit onstage during the Orchestra's rehearsal for this concert program. To learn more about these opportunities and to reserve your tickets immediately, please contact the Annual Fund office at 215.893.3151.
Maestro Williams, Maestro Denève, and the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra are graciously donating their services for this concert.