New York Philharmonic Reveals Program for John Williams Concerts Sept. 14-16

Classic Arts News   New York Philharmonic Reveals Program for John Williams Concerts Sept. 14-16
 
Music by John Williams for films such as Memoirs of a Geisha, Hook, Jane Eyre and the Harry Potter series will be on tap when the composer conducts three New York Philharmonic concerts of great Hollywood film scores. The program will be performed September 14-16, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

Legendary director Stanley Donen will host a retrospective of some of his classic movie musicals, introducing a number of selections with their accompanying film clips projected above the orchestra: "You're All the World to Me" from Royal Wedding; "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; "I Like Myself" from It's Always Fair Weather; "The Worry Song" from Anchors Aweigh; and the title song from Singin' in the Rain.

The program will also feature Mr. Williams's own Sound the Bells! and a medley from films directed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow will be the soloist in Williams's adaptation of selections from Fiddler on the Roof; Principal Cellist Carter Brey will perform Sayuri's Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha.

More information and tickets are available at www.nyphil.org.

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