Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to play classic John Williams film scores
- Henry Northmore
- 1 March 2017
Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, ET, Jurassic Park and Star Wars to receive live performances
The 70-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be playing the best of John Williams' classic film scores live in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace's Great Court in Oxfordshire on Thu 15 June. The newly announced show is in addition to an already slated performance from RPCO on Wed 8 Mar at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.
Williams is one of the world's most loved and respected film composers, having worked on almost 200 movies and TV shows. Indelibly weaved into the history of modern cinema a Williams soundtrack lifts and elevates almost any film. His first credits date back to the late 50s but he's probably most famous for his frequent collaborations with director Steven Spielberg. Who can forget the terrifying Jaws theme, the punch of Indiana Jones or the wonder imbued in Jurassic Park's score. Picking up five Oscars alongside multiple Golden Globes, Emmys, and BAFTAS over the years. His soundtracks to Harry Potter, ET, Schindler's List and Superman have become as iconic as the films themselves. Expect to hear extracts from all the aforementioned cinematic classics building to an inevitable rousing Star Wars finale.
Director Steven Spielberg stated: 'Without question, John Williams has been the single most significant contributor to my success as a filmmaker.'
Scottish fans of John Williams have their own cause for cheer, as it has also been announced that Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be hosting a live performance and screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in June.
Tickets for Nocturne: The Best of John Williams on sale Fri 2 Mar.