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Chicago Symphony pays tribute to film composer John Williams in February 2021

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Composer John Williams

For decades, John Williams has been the go-to composer of movie scores for films like"Indiana Jones," "Jaws," "Star Wars" and "Superman." In the Feb 11th broadcast we'll hear an all-John Williams program featuring many more of his iconic scores.

2/4        Debussy/Ravel: Sarabande and Danse Scriabin: Piano Concerto Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront (Anatol Ugorski, p; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, dir; Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher and James Gaffigan, cond)

2/11      An All-John Williams Concert with Yo-Yo Ma, c; Mark Ridenour, tr; Richard Kaufman and John Williams, cond. The Cowboys Overture, Suite from Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, A New Beginning from Minority Report Adventures on Earth from E.T., Flight to Neverland from Hook, A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG, Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws, With Malice Toward None from Lincoln, The Rebellion is Reborn from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Throne Room and End Title from Star Wars: A New Hope, Marion's Theme from Raider's of the Lost Ark, March from Superman, Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from The Empire Strikes Back, Going to School and Sayuri's Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha

2/18      Rossini: Overture to Semiramide Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Reformation Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Yefim Bronfman, p; Riccardo Muti, cond)

2/25      Bach/Webern: Ricercar No. 2 from The Musical Offering Berg: Violin Concerto Schubert: Symphony No. 9, Great Bartók: Two Pictures (Arabella Steinbacher, v; Pierre Boulez and Manfred Honeck, cond)