Kennedy Heart to Host John Williams’ ninetieth Birthday Pageant

(Picture credit score: Stephan Rabold)


John Williams has written among the most recognizable movie scores in historical past — together with Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s Listing, and Harry Potter.

A five-time Academy Award winner and recipient of 25 GRAMMY Awards, Williams can be a 2004 Kennedy Heart Honoree. His ninetieth Birthday Celebration will function his works carried out throughout three evenings of occasions at Washington, D.C’s Kennedy Heart

In recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s movie E.T., on June 22, the film will probably be screened and accompanied reside by the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Steven Reineke, principal conductor of the New York Pops.

On June 23, Williams would be the visitor of honor for the ninetieth Birthday Gala Live performance, involving performances by the NSO and conductor Stéphane Denève. They are going to be joined by Williams’ long-time collaborators and particular friends akin to Spielberg, Yo-Yo Ma, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. This live performance will even be a fundraiser for NSO’s new endowment for music training. 

The ultimate day of the competition will contain the NSO and Reineke performing the 1993 Oscar-winning traditional, Jurassic Park, reside to image. Previous to this will probably be a novel pre-concert Q&A with Williams and Kennedy Heart President Deborah F. Rutter.

“John’s extraordinary music has transcended its unique use in movie to change into a part of the usual orchestral repertoire,” mentioned NSO’s Government Director Gary Ginstling within the press launch. “The NSO is honored to rejoice an unimaginable physique of labor by considered one of America’s favourite composers.”

“Few folks have been extra influential in American music than John Williams,” added Rutter. “I’m humbled by John’s enthusiasm to carry his ninetieth birthday celebration right here on the Kennedy Heart throughout our fiftieth anniversary season, and delighted that in celebrating him, we’re additionally launching a brand new fund for music training — one thing about which John is extremely passionate,” Rutter continued. “He’s a lifelong buddy of musicians and a staunch advocate for music training in any respect ages.” 

Tickets for the “reside to image” live shows vary between $29 –$99 and for The ninetieth Birthday Gala Live performance, tickets begin from $99. Normal gross sales will open on January 20 at 12 PM EST. 

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