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03 February 2022

John Williams’ 90th anniversary
Noord Nederlands Orkest conducted by Karel Deseure - Tivoli Vredenburg

Program Info:
Noord Nederlands Orkest
Karel Deseure, conductor
Ralph van Raat, piano

In 2022, film music giant John Williams will turn 90. So every reason to put this grandmaster, known from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park, in the spotlights! The Noord Nederlands Orkest plays its most iconic works.

Film composer John Williams has many iconic soundtracks to his name. His music helped shape the success of Steven Spielberg blockbusters like ET, Jurassic Park and Hook—and, of course, the Harry Potter films and the early installments of the Star Wars saga. Less well known is that he also wrote pieces for the concert hall. For example, a part from his be here Tuba Concerto heard and a Scherzo for piano and orchestra can . Ample attention, therefore, for a contemporary composer who captures the imagination of millions of people.

On the repertoire
- Olympic fanfare and theme
- Angela's Ashes
- ET
- Far and Away
- Jaws
- The Flight to Neverland
- Superman March
- Star Wars
- Prelude en Scherzo for piano and orchestra (Dutch premiere)
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Harry Potter
- Jurassic Park
... and more!

Music from the films Vertigo by Bernhard Herrmann (the Hitchcock composer) and Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer will also be performed.

2 performances

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Last edited: 27 October 2021 - 09:26 hours