A Celebration of John Williams

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Fri 26 Oct 2018 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Selections from Harry Potter
    Hedwig’s Theme
    Fawkes the Phoenix
    Harry’s Wondrous World
End Titles from Dracula
Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Interval
Superman March
A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Theme from Jurassic Park
Theme from Schindler’s List
Selections from Star Wars
    The Imperial March
    Han Solo and the Princess (European Premiere)
    Throne Room & Finale

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Royal Albert Hall website.


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

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Unfortunately, owing to a last-minute illness, John Williams greatly regrets that he is no longer able to conduct this concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.

John travelled to London but was taken ill and is in hospital, where he is receiving very good care. It is his wish that the performance should go ahead, and his colleague and dear friend Maestro Dirk Brossé has kindly agreed to conduct the LSO for this very special event.

Mr. Williams’ management said:
“John is so sorry that an illness prevents him from conducting Friday’s concert, and he’s grateful to his friend Maestro Dirk Brossé for taking the podium in his place. He so wishes he could be with everyone, and the knowledge that 5,000 of his friends will be joining together to celebrate his music is a great comfort to him as he recovers. He wishes everyone a very joyous evening of music.”

Brossé is Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and John Williams chose him as Principal Conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour.

The Royal Albert Hall, London Symphony Orchestra and Dirk Brossé wish Maestro Williams well for a speedy recovery.

We do hope that you will enjoy this very special evening. If you have any questions please contact the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212 with the name and order number attached to your booking.