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The Music of John Williams

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Saturday, April 6 2024
7:30pm
Merrill Auditorium

Program

JOHN WILLIAMS
Main Title from Star Wars (1977)  

The Shark Theme from Jaws (1975)

March from Superman (1978)

March from 1941 (1979)

Theme from JFK (1991)

Adventures on Earth from E.T. (1982)

Theme from Jurassic Park (1993)

“Closing In” from Escapades for Alto Saxophone from  Catch Me If You Can (2002) 

NBC NFL Football Themes (2006)
arr. Paul Lavender/Rapp  

Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
I. Hedwig’s Theme      
II. Harry’s Wondrous World  

Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark  

 

Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. 

Led by Music Director Eckart Preu your PSO honors one of the most iconic film composers of all time—the great John Williams. Experience his critically acclaimed works live, including selections from Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and E.T. 


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