The MSO are performing John Williams’ extraordinary film scores live this October

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The MSO are performing John Williams’ extraordinary film scores live this October

John Williams
Words by Staff Writer

Composer, conductor and self-confessed movie buff Nicholas Buc leads the MSO on an epic musical journey through the blockbuster film scores of acclaimed film composer John Williams.

Art of the Score podcast co-hosts Andrew Pogson and Dan Golding will join Buc and the MSO to guide the audience through this cinematic celebration of music.

From the adventures of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones to the haunting soundtracks of Schindler’s List and Far and Away, ET and Close Encounters, audiences will revel in Williams’ extraordinary catalogue of blockbuster film scores with the full power of the MSO in flight.

Art of the Score: John Williams – Sounds Of Cinema

  • Dates: Thursday 17 & Friday 18 October, 7.30pm; Saturday 19 October, 1pm & 7.30pm
  • Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

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Best known for his collaborations with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, movie Maestro John Williams has received 26 Grammy Awards, five Academy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, three Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 54 Academy Award nominations to his name, Williams is the second-most Oscar-nominated person, after Walt Disney.

Art of the Score co-host Andrew Pogson says the concert experience will be elevated with musical insights. “Although this is a concert first and foremost, Dan, Nick and I will guide the audience through the career and brilliance of John Williams’ music via brief introductions to each suite, along with the orchestra performing excerpts of note and theatrically presented demonstrations of various aspects of the composer’s style.”

“In other words, the concert is not a straight, traditional concert – more of a love letter to a great composer and a chance for the audience to discover the magic behind the music they love.”

Melbourne-based podcast Art of the Score explores, demystifies and celebrates some of the greatest soundtracks of all time from the world of film, TV and video games. The hosting team – each passionate film and music lovers – check out a soundtrack they love, break down its main themes, explore what makes the score tick and hopefully impart their love of the world of soundtracks.

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