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The Best of John Williams

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Seating will be limited, and patrons will be seated in a socially-distanced configuration. Safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all patrons, staff, and musicians. Click here for details. This performance will be approx. 50 minutes with no intermission.

Location Date and Time
Schuster Center March 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Schuster Center March 20, 2021 8:30 pm

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This performance will be live-streamed as it is performed live in theater so that audience members can enjoy this concert in real time from the comfort of home. The performance stream will be available for on demand viewing through June 30, 2021.

Location Date and time
Virtual March 20, 2021 8:30 pm

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Enjoy DPAA Virtual Streams performances from Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic from the safety and comfort of home. The in-theater performance of this program will be recorded and will be available after its premiere for on demand viewing through June 30, 2021.


Location Date and time
Virtual March 25, 2021 8:30 pm

The Best of John Williams

Duration of performance: approx. 50 minutes (no intermission)

NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director and conductor

MERCER (arr. Williams) Hooray for Hollywood
1941 March
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: A Bridge to the Past
Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Main Title
Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen (Colleen Ryan, narrator)
Music from Star Wars
– Main Title
– The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda’s Theme
– The Force Awakens: Rey’s Theme
– A New Hope: Throne Room and End Title

Often called “America’s composer,” John Williams has been creating movie music since 1959. He has won 24 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 51 times for an Academy Award, winning the coveted statue five times over the years. His staggering number of Academy nods makes him the second-most nominated individual for the Oscar, next to none other than Mr. Walt Disney himself. In fact, Williams has composed the soundtrack for eight of the twenty highest grossing films at the U.S. box office. To say that John Williams has had a great influence on the very fabric of American culture over the last 60 years is an understatement! This March, the Williams musical magic continues as Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic prepare a Pops performance that pays tribute to even more music from this Hollywood legend.