What’s Interesting About This Concert
- “Without John Williams, bikes don’t really fly, nor do brooms in Quidditch matches, nor do men in red capes.”—Steven Spielberg, Williams’ collaborator on 27 movies over 43 years
- Williams has composed some of the most popular and critically acclaimed film scores in history, with 51 Academy Award nominations and wins for Star Wars, E.T., and Schindler’s List, all featured on this program.
- The Blackhawk Chorus joins the orchestra to bring the full force and power of the Star Wars battle scenes that Williams calls for in his original scores.
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Superman March from Superman
Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Theme from Schindler's List
Adventure's on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
The Cowboys Overture
Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan*
Battle of the Heroes from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith*
Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace for Orchestra*
Main Title from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra
Imperial March from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra
*With the Blackhawk Chorus