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!
Nice post, Sue. I wish we could find out if there will be more venues for this music. I live in central Florida and we have several excellent symphony orchestras.
I still have my fingers crossed that John Williams will do the music for the DH movies. He has stated publicly that he would like to do them.
I hope he doesn’t do DH, the music from SS and CoS was horrible in my opinion even some from prisoner of askaban was pretty bad, and his style wouldn’t match the deep dark music DH should have.
Just my opinion, but if he could pull it off then I’ll be happy.
I so hope that John Williams scores the last two movies. He will do an excellant job. When you listen to his sound track you know exactly where in the movie/story line you are. It was just not the same with the other composers . Just not in the same caliber with John Williams. Keeping my fingers crossed. I wish I could go to Chicago to see it.
Dear Rotfang07 (and friends)
Did you even listen to the PoA soundtrack? Nuance? Subtlety? In spades! The first 2 movies were lighter and more adventurous because the first two books were! The last 2 composers merely built on the wonderful foundation that HE laid. And if you want to hear even more heart-wrenching but quiet music, try “Shindler’s List”!