Written by Giavanna Foster
Multi-Grammy winning composer John Williams will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl. Here’s the scoop:
John Williams is a legendary composer and maestro of the movies. Williams won 24 Grammy awards, 7 British Academy Film awards, 5 Academy awards and 4 Golden Globe awards. Williams has composed some of the most recognizable film scores that people may recall from their childhood. Williams’ outstanding film scores are featured in a long list of movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
In addition, Williams composed several film scores for Steven Spielberg’s films including Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme peaked at No. 13 on Billboard‘s adult contemporary charts. Williams’ career spans over sixty years, and he is inducted in Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame.
This year, John Williams is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his official debut at the Hollywood Bowl. His upcoming performance will feature his most popular film scores. In addition, some of the cinematic selections will feature film scenes playing in the background.
John Williams will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on August 31, 2018 starting at 8:00pm, September 1, 2018 starting at 8:00pm, and September 2, 2018 starting at 7:30pm. David Newman will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the first half of these shows. Steven Spielberg is confirmed as a special guest. Click here for more information.