HOUSTON SYMPHONY: THE BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS 2017
Name: HOUSTON SYMPHONY: THE BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS 2017
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
After the incredibly positive response to the John Williams tribute in 2016, the show will return with added selections on Wednesday, September 6 beginning at 8 p.m. Known for composing some of the most recognizable soundtracks in cinematic history, hear music from some of Williams’ most iconic film’s like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Tickets are not required for free seating. During his extremely successful career, Williams has received numerous awards, including five Academy Awards, two Emmys, four Golden Globes and 18 Grammys. He has composed the music to all but two of Spielberg’s feature films. He has conducted orchestras worldwide and most recently composed the score for two blockbusters, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His scores for the original Star Wars trilogy transformed the landscape of Hollywood film music and became icons of American culture. Although he will not perform on this program, John Williams previously appeared with the Houston Symphony alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma in December 2013. As an added treat, guests will be dazzled by Damon Gupton, orchestra conductor for the evening. Gupton is best known for his acting parts in Criminal Minds, Bates Motel and The Divide. At all performing arts shows, guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind however, that beverages are not allowed to be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs are also provided free for this event.