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Legendary Hollywood composer John Williams to conduct Cleveland Orchestra in one-night-only program

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 13:11:31-05

CLEVELAND — John Williams, one of the most accomplished and successful composers for film and concert stage, will conduct the Cleveland Orchestra in a special one-night-only program featuring his most celebrated film scores on April 26 at Severance Hall.

In a career that began in the 1950s, Williams has composed music and served as a music director for more than 100 films, including nine “Star Wars” films, the first three “Harry Potter” films and the entire “Indiana Jones” film series.

Over the years, Williams has led the orchestra in numerous performances at Blossom Music Festival.

His 45-year partnership with Steven Spielberg has resulted in some of the industry’s most acclaimed films and iconic scores, including "Jaws," "Jurassic Park," "Schindler’s List" "Munich," "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" and the "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Throughout his career, he has earned five Academy Awards, 51 Oscar nominations, 24 Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes and three Emmys.

Tickets for his concert will be available for Cleveland Orchestra subscribers and donors on Jan. 10. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Jan. 14. Buy tickets here.