An Evening with John Williams

Mar 24, 2023
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John Williams


Now in his 91st year, John Williams is an inimitable musical icon. He has taken us to galaxies far, far away. He has conjured up wizards, helped the Man of Steel fly above Metropolis and, with two notes, made beachgoers terrified of entering the water. Williams leads the CSO in an evening of highlights from his landmark film scores.

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  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Richard Kaufman & James Smelser
  • Program Book
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Yoda's Theme from The Empire Strikes Back [Encore]


March from Raiders of the Lost Ark [Encore]


Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back [Encore]



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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in the free preconcert conversation featuring Richard Kaufman and James Smelser in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker

In celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday, John Williams led the Berliner Philharmoniker in a once-in-a-lifetime concert of his most memorable tunes for the silver screen, including selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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