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220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone 312-294-3000
Fax 312-294-3329

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John Williams Returns!

3:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013

One of the most legendary film composers of all time, John Williams leads renowned violinist Gil Shaham and the incomparable Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of some of the composer’s most memorable film scores, including Schindler’s List, Jaws, E.T. The Extraterrestrial and Indiana Jones. Music from Lincoln, a 2013 Academy Award-nominee for which the CSO recorded the original soundtrack, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Hook will be played alongside montages from these memorable films on the big screen.

Please note: Partial view seating is available in the Upper Balcony for this performance. Please call 312-294-3000 to purchase these seats or to check on additional seating options.


  • Williams The Cowboys Overture
  • Williams Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Williams Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
  • Gardel, arr. Williams Por una Cabeza (Tango from Scent of a Woman)
  • Williams Theme from Schindler's List
  • Bock, arr. Williams Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof
  • Williams Flight to Neverland from Hook
  • Williams Three Selections from Indiana Jones
  • Williams Three Selections from Lincoln
  • Williams Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Raksin, arr. Morley Theme from Laura [ENCORE]
  • Williams Yoda's Theme from The Empire Strikes Back [ENCORE]
  • Williams Main Title from Star Wars [ENCORE]
  • Williams Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back [ENCORE]

All 2014/15 Single Tickets and CYO Packages will be on sale August 8, 2014.

Performances ON SALE NOW:
Sep 20 - Symphony Ball
Sep 28 - Mariachi Vargas
Oct 14 - Ben-Hur
Oct 17 - Thile/Meyer
Oct 19 - Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette
Oct 25 - Hallowed Haunts
Oct 31 - Dr. Caligari
Nov 2 - China NCPA
Nov 29 - Vienna Boys Choir
Nov 29&30 - Pixar in Concert
Dec 2&3 - Chanticleer
Dec 7 - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Dec 13-23 - Welcome Yule
Dec 18 - CSO Brass

Current subscribers please call 312-294-3000 to purchase add-on single tickets by phone at discounted subscriber rates.