This week, legendary composer John Williams conducts the CSO in some of his most beloved and unforgettable works. Sharing the podium with CSO at the Movies guest conductor, Richard Kaufman, John Williams has crafted a concert featuring music from E.T., Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lincoln, and more

Williams Overture to The Cowboys
Williams Suite from Jane Eyre
Williams The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Williams A New Beginning from Minority Report
Williams Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Richard Kaufman, conductor

Williams Flight to Neverland from Hook
Williams A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Williams Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
Williams With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
Mark Ridenour, trumpet
Williams Three Selections from Star Wars
Williams Marion’s Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams March from Superman
Williams Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Williams Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Going to School
Williams Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri’s Theme
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

John Williams, conductor

This program will be available until December 30, 2021.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
John Williams, conductor
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Mark Ridenour, trumpet
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Program notes for this program can be found here.

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TOP: John Williams| Photo by Todd Rosenberg