John Williams to Lead CSO in Performance of Harry Potter Music Next Month
October 24, 2009, 09:34 PM
Attention music fans! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a special music event this Thanksgiving weekend as they present a John Williams Movie Music Spectacular. The legendary composer will be leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as they perform a grand suite of some of his wonderful music heard in the Harry Potter films. An additional treat is in store as there will also be a tribute to the films of David Lean, with a performance of what is regarded as some of the most memorable music written for film, including Blithe Spirit, The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Passage to India, Oliver Twist, Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia. There will be two performances over the holiday weekend, one Saturday, November 28th at 8:00 pm and then again Sunday, November 29th at 3:00 pm, with tickets now available at this link.
Thanks much Phoenix!
OMG i wish I could go. I love classical music, it’s one of my many outlets. That’s so amazing. I find it a bit of a short notice but I guess there is plenty of time for people to plan and move their schedules around. Someone please create a blog or something to let us know how it was!
Agree with SohajFawkes; Williams, particularly after Doyle and Hooper’s exceptional contributions, is simply not subtle, nuanced, original, or sophisticated enough to compose a score suitable for Deathly Hallows. It will end up sounding like all Hollywood-Speilberg films made for teenagers. HP deserves better and I hope Heyman, Barron, and Yates are brave enough to acknowledge it before it’s too late. Either that or that they demand a hell of a lot more of Williams than Spielberg ever did. What a ghastly way to end such a wonderful franchise, with a cheesy, hackneyed, ear-drum bashing, Hollywoodesque score. Sad.