John Williams Blockbusters

Friday 22 July 2011 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal conductor

Including music from: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark • Close Encounters of the Third Kind •Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Schindler’s List • Munich •Star Wars • The Witches of Eastwick • JFK • Jaws • Saving Private Ryan •E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial •The Lost World: Jurassic Park •Superman

No-one writes a big film theme like John Williams – no wonder he’s today’s most popular living composer. And if you think his music is thrilling on the big screen, just wait until you hear it live at Symphony Hall – as the CBSO plays a blockbuster concert of John Williams’ very greatest themes.

Sounds Interesting pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
Tommy Pearson interviews conductor Mike Seal about the art of conducting film music in concert.

John Williams:

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Raiders March
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Suite
Schindler’s List – Theme
Munich – A Prayer for Peace
Close Encounters of the Third Kind – excerpts
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope – Suite


The Witches of Eastwick – Devil’s Dance
JFK – Theme
Jaws – Shark Theme
Saving Private Ryan – Hymn to the Fallen
The Lost World: Jurassic Park – Theme
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – Adventures on Earth
Superman: The Movie – Superman March
Encore Star Wars

Tim Burden’s report from Birmingham’s recent Film Music Festival, featuring Sir Anthony Hopkins, John Williams and the superb CBSO live in concert: