“So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.” – John Williams, The Legacy of John Williams
Singapore audiences are in for a spectacular orchestral experience celebrating the maestro of movie music, John Williams 90th birthday year with two concerts at Sands Theatre this 15 and 16 July. Conducted by the charismatic Jessica Gethin and performed live by The Base Philharmonic Orchestra, John Williams 90th Concert Gala is a fitting honour to the most successful, recognised and influential film music composer of our time.
For more than half a century, Williams has shaped the history and sound of film music; his instantly memorable themes and consummate orchestrations gracing some of the finest movies of modern times. Scoring more than a hundred films, Williams has received countless prestigious awards, including five Academy Awards, 52 Oscar nominations, 25 Grammys, seven British Academy Awards (BAFTA), four Golden Globes, five Emmys, and numerous gold and platinum records.
In this once-in-a-lifetime concert presented by Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment company Base Entertainment Asia, John Williams 90th Concert Gala will feature nearly two hours of the legendary composer’s well-known movie themes of all time including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Superman, E.T., Jaws, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones to name a few.
This very special concert event also sees the reuniting of Gethin, Limelight Australia’s Top 20 Australian Artists and Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Influential Women, and The Base Philharmonic Orchestra in Singapore, “I am thrilled to be returning to Singapore to present this incredible concert celebrating the work of composer John Williams. As a conductor, exploring his collection of cinematic jewels is such a treat; his iconic lush symphonic writing excites, stirs and inspires us through beautiful use of orchestral colour, sheer power of sound and the many memorable themes we have grown to love. This is a concert that can be enjoyed by all ages, film and music lovers alike, an experience not to be missed!”
John Williams 90 runs from 15th to 16th July 2022 at the Sands Theatre. Tickets available from Marina Bay Sands
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