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John Williams to Lead CSO in Performance of Harry Potter Music Next Month

Posted by: sue
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!

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27 Points

Just got tickets. I’m so stoked that I live just outside Chicago. First the exhibit coming to us first, now this. Amazing

Posted by The Nightwatchman on October 24, 2009, 11:32 PM report to moderator
259 Points

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!

3703 Points

I agree Phoenix1946. I hope he’s coming back for DH!

Posted by Christine on October 24, 2009, 11:48 PM report to moderator
4056 Points

Phoenix1946, I hope he just picks a random place in the world for his next venue. Then he might be closer to me.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on October 25, 2009, 05:37 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

John Williams is an amazing composer!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 25, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

John Williams is amazing!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 25, 2009, 07:03 AM report to moderator
77 Points

John Williams is a legendary composer. I love his music. But I am afraid, that for Deathly Hallows he may not be able to compose original music.

Posted by SohajFawkes on October 25, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

thats relly cool

Posted by alicia00 on October 25, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
140 Points

Hopefully they will turn this into an album, so that all those of us so far away can get to hear it!

Posted by madcap magician {ROAR!} on October 25, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator

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.

Posted by rotfang07 on October 25, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
240 Points

John Williams is amazing. Wish I could go!

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on October 25, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I wish that I could attend but believe that I already have other plans arranged for the holiday! Nevertheless, I hope everyone going has a marvelous time.

Posted by Kirk on October 25, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
310 Points

John Williams! Ah, bless him. :)

Posted by accioangela on October 25, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

I wish I could go see it! :( I also hope he decides to compose for DH!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on October 25, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
11307 Points

I AM SOOOOOOO GOING TO THIS (sorry for yelling) i am just soooooooo excited!

Posted by GF_of_Seamus on October 25, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
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