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11/24/13: Without a doubt, John Williams is the most popular film composer of the modern era. Having created music for some of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood history, including "Jaws," the" Star Wars" series, "Superman," the "Indiana Jones" series, "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and so many other others, he has been and remains in high demand today.
Chances are, you've probably seen a lot of movies featuring Williams' work. How about "Home Alone," "Hook," "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan," or the first three "Harry Potter" films? Then there's "Catch Me If You Can," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "War Horse," and "Lincoln." Plus he has composed the music for all but one of Steven Spielberg's major feature films.
Think we're done with a list of Williams' accomplishments? Far from it. He's composed the theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, the television series "Lost in Space" and "Land of the Giants," and the original theme to "Gilligan's Island." He also served as the Boston Pops Orchestra's principal conductor from 1980 to 1993; he is now the orchestra's conductor laureate.
In Williams' trophy case are 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 British Academy Film Awards and 21 Grammy Awards. He has also garnered 48 Academy Award nominations, which makes him the second most-nominated person, after Walt Disney. He was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. Williams will play with Yo Yo Ma and the Houston Symphony on December 5.
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John Williams Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 01/31/2015 San Diego CA Copley Symphony Hall
John Williams Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/28/2014 Birmingham War Symphony Hall 12/27/2014 London Lnd Barbican Hall 10/10/2014 London Kec Royal Albert Hall 10/04/2014 Milwaukee WI Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 09/30/2014 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 08/30/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/29/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/02/2014 Lenox MA Tanglewood 07/11/2014 Park City UT Deer Valley Resort 06/21/2014 Ottawa ON National Arts Centre 06/14/2014 Detroit MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall 06/11/2014 London London Royal Festival Hall 05/10/2014 Rochester NY Eastman Theatre 05/09/2014 Rochester NY Eastman Theatre 04/28/2014 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 03/14/2014 Honolulu HI Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall 01/18/2014 Louisville KY Whitney Hall
John Williams Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/31/2013 London Kec Royal Albert Hall 08/31/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/30/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/24/2013 Lenox MA Tanglewood 07/04/2013 Sevenoaks Sevenoaks 06/12/2013 Boston MA Boston Symphony Hall 06/07/2013 Boston MA Boston Symphony Hall 05/11/2013 Jacksonville FL Times Union Ctr Perf Arts Jacoby Symphony Hall 05/10/2013 Jacksonville FL Times Union Ctr Perf Arts Jacoby Symphony Hall 03/24/2013 Gainesville FL University Auditorium 03/17/2013 Greenvale NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 02/09/2013 Los Angeles CA Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 01/20/2013 Manchester Gtm Bridgewater Hall
John Williams Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/07/2012 Chicago IL The Hideout 11/10/2012 Detroit MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall 11/09/2012 Detroit MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall 10/24/2012 Atlanta GA Symphony Hall - Woodruff Arts Ctr. 10/24/2012 Atlanta GA Atlanta Symphony Hall 09/27/2012 London Wsm Ronnie Scott's 09/26/2012 London Wsm Ronnie Scott's 09/01/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/31/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/18/2012 Lenox MA Tanglewood 08/18/2012 Lenox MA Tanglewood 08/08/2012 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 06/02/2012 Boston MA Boston Symphony Hall 06/01/2012 Boston MA Boston Symphony Hall 02/11/2012 Charlotte NC Belk Theatre 02/10/2012 Charlotte NC Belk Theatre
John Williams Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/25/2011 New York NY Avery Fisher Hall 10/25/2011 New York NY Avery Fisher Hall 08/27/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/26/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl