With every memorable film, there is notable music. The visuals of a movie are accompanied by sounds to emphasize certain elements of the story. Whether it is realized or not, the music accentuates what the audience feels while watching a movie. Sometimes they can be subtle sounds in the background as a character is going about their day and sometimes the music packs a punch in dramatic scenes such as during battles or the climactic point of the film. One man in particular has provided the soundtrack to many films we have all watched and love. John Williams has been composing film scores for well over five decades. Some of his most recognizable work can be heard in the Indiana Jones series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, the first three Harry Potter films, and Star Wars just to name a few. His work has been nominated for numerous Grammys, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.
The Force will be strong on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th as the one and only John Williams makes an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl for John Williams: Maestro of the Movies. With an astonishing repertoire to select from, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing the score from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as other cherished tunes. The night will, of course, be conducted by John Williams himself along with magnificent conductor David Newman. With that will be added a splash of clips of Star Wars being shown on the big screen. The audience will have the pleasure of experiencing the music being performed live in an outdoor venue in the hills beneath the stars. Staccatos and crescendos will be heard echoing through the canyons of Hollywood in the dark of night.
Pieces such as the “Main Title” of Star Wars and “The Imperial March” are sure to electrify fans during this thrilling event. Special guests who have joined John Williams on stage at the Hollywood Bowl in previous years include Julie Andrews and Seth MacFarlane. This year will be nothing short of phenomenal. Imagine a vast audience of Star Wars fans with lightsabers lighting up the sky. One thing left to chose is either The Dark Side or The Light Side of The Force at the Hollywood Bowl as the audience goes on a journey “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”.
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