Conductor and Composer John Williams Returns

December 30, 2018, 8:00 pm

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This week’s program features the music of John Williams, the composer and conductor behind some of the most iconic scores in film history, including the Star Wars series, Jaws, the Indiana Jones series, and more. Conductor Richard Kaufman begins the program, then the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer conducts his own music including selections from Jaws, the Star Wars films, Superman, and Memoirs of a Geisha.


Richard Kaufman, conductor

The Cowboys Overture

Suite from Jane Eyre

The Adventures of Mutt (from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

A New Beginning (from Minority Report)

Adventures on Earth (from E.T.)

John Williams, conductor

Flight to Neverland (from Hook)

A Child’s Tale (from The BFG)

Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue (from Jaws)

With Malice Toward None (from Lincoln)
Mark Ridenour, trumpet

The Rebellion is Born (from Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Rey’s Theme (from Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Throne Room and End Title (from Star Wars: A New Hope)

Marion’s Theme (from Raiders of the Lost Ark)

March from Superman

Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Going to School
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri’s Theme
Yo-Yo Ma, cello