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The Best of John Williams

April 2017


   8:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 
   8:00 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017

   3:00 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017
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"March" from 1941 
"Theme" and "Remembrances" from Schindler's List (with Ms. Hung) 
"Harry's Wondrous World" from Harry Potter
"Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan (with Mr. Bryant) 
"Adventures on Earth" from E.T. 
"Main Title" from Jurassic Park 
Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini) 
Theme from Lost in Space 
Star Wars: "Main Title" and "Princess Leia's Theme" from Episode IV, A New Hope 
Star Wars: "Jedi Steps" and "Finale" from Episode VII, The Force Awakens 


What could the films Star Wars, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saving Private Ryan, the Harry Potter series, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List possibly have in common? You guessed it, their musical scores were all composed by the prolific John Williams. This April, the Dayton Philharmonic has planned a special evening of music celebrating Williams’ work.

From 1980 to 1993, John Williams was principal conductor for the Boston Pops. However, he is probably best known for his work as a composer. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to E.T. to Lincoln, Williams has written some of the most popular and most recognizable movie scores, winning 5 Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, 2 Emmys, and 5 BAFTA awards. Known internationally for his cinematic music, Williams has also written for several television shows, including the “Mission Theme” that begins NBC Nightly News. Even the world of sports owes a debt to John Williams, as he composed the theme songs for the 1984, 1988, and 1996 Olympics held in the United States.

Come join the Dayton Philharmonic for adventure, magic, thrills, and drama . . . brought to you through the music of John Williams!

Series sponsored by Kettering Health Network

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The Milt Kantor Family – Associate Sponsor 
StoryPoint Senior Living Communities Associate Sponsor 
Bob Ross Auto Group Official Automobile Dealership of the DPO
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