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Williams’ unparalleled career has influenced generations of music lovers and film fans alike. As part of a multiyear retrospective, the legendary composer curates a series dedicated to film music, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, David Newman, and Thomas Wilkins. Highlights include live-to-picture performances of his complete scores to Superman and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a family-friendly program featuring a magical suite from Harry Potter, and a concert that celebrates the musical legacy of Hollywood.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

John Williams Spotlight

Dudamel leads John Williams’ timeless score for Spielberg’s enchanting story.

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Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
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A Century of Film Music

John Williams Spotlight

John Williams guides a journey through cinematic history and the soundtracks that scored Hollywood’s greatest moments from Vertigo and The Godfather to Indiana Jones and Batman.

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Program

  • Program Note: A Century of Film Music
    • Alfred NEWMAN
    20th Century Fox Fanfare
    • KORNGOLD
    Main Title from Captain Blood
    • Miklós RÓZSA
    Prelude (Main Title) from Ben-Hur
    • WAXMAN
    Sunset Boulevard Suite
    • HERRMANN
    Scène d’Amour from Vertigo
    • Alex NORTH
    “Forest Meeting” and "March" from Spartacus
    • Alfred NEWMAN
    Cathy’s Theme from Wuthering Heights (with Ms. Wang)
    • Maurice JARRE
    Suite from Lawrence of Arabia
  • Intermission
    • Danny ELFMAN
    Main Title from Batman
    • John WILLIAMS
    Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    • GOLDSMITH
    The Hunt from Planet of the Apes
    • MORRICONE
    Main Title from Once Upon a Time in the West (with Ms. Newman)
    • Thomas NEWMAN
    The Night Window from 1917
    • John WILLIAMS
    “Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra” from Indiana Jones
    • ROTA
    Suite from The Godfather
    • Alan SILVESTRI
    Suite from Back to the Future

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • David Newman, conductor
  • Bing Wang, violin
  • Diana Newman, soprano
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Superman in Concert

John Williams Spotlight

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s live and in concert.

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Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Thomas Wilkins, conductor
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Dudamel Conducts Harry Potter

John Williams Spotlight

Dudamel leads a magical and family friendly program featuring a Grand Suite from John Williams’ Harry Potter score and an animated exploration of the symphony orchestra.

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Program

    • Mason BATES
    Philharmonia Fantastique
    • John WILLIAMS
    Grand Suite from Harry Potter

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor