The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams’s 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart – a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra – conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer’s best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.
Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman
Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha – Sayuri’s Theme
Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse
Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil’s Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can
March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey’s Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
BBC Proms 2017 began at The Royal Albert Hall last night and the worlds largest classical music festival will be celebrating John Williams’ 85th birthday.
Set yourself a reminder and tune into BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 20th July from 7:30pm to 10:15pm and listen live to ‘Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams’ and/or watch the same concert on BBC 4 on Friday 21st July from 8pm to 10pm. For ticket details click here.
If you don’t live in the UK then click here for details of how you can enjoy it too.