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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blockbuster Film Scores by John Williams @ Utah Symphony (SLC: May 3 - 4)


SALT LAKE CITY— The Utah Symphony will perform some of the most recognizable and famous music in cinematic history, all scored by composer John Williams, in a night of movie music at Abravanel Hall. 

The Music of John Williams, led by Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen, will feature the Utah Symphony performing music from popular American films including “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” “Schindler’s List” and “Jaws” May 3-4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Abravanel Hall. This will be the final concert of the Utah Symphony’s 2012-13 Entertainment Series. 

American composer John Williams, nominated for and awarded many Academy Awards and Grammy awards, has written much of the most identifiable music in film history including the main themes for “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “Schindler’s List.”  He has written music for multiple movies directed by Steven Spielberg such as “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “E.T.” Williams also wrote the theme songs for four different Olympic Games, including the official theme for Utah’s own Winter Olympics in 2002.  This Utah Symphony performance will feature many of the composer’s most recognizable and popular works.

Single tickets for the performances range from $29 to $95 for May 3 and May 4, 2013 and can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at the Abravanel hall ticket office (located at123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org.  Subscribers should call 801-533-6683.  All ticket prices are subject to change and availability.  Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.


John Williams
Star Wars Medley

Sayuri's Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha

The Shark Theme from Jaws

Highlights from Jurassic Park

Suite from Far and Away

Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984 Los Angeles Olympics)

Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark


John Williams
Overture from The Cowboys

“Joy Ride” from Catch Me If You Can

“The Mission Theme” from NBC News

Theme from Schindler's List

"Adventures On Earth" from E.T.

Suite From JFK

Harry Potter Symphonic Suite

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