FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM MUSIC FEATURING THE UTAH SYMPHONY AT THE RED BUTTE GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE
Final of six Utah Symphony outdoor summer performances in communities around the Wasatch Front
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 20, 2017) – On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM, experience the music from your favorite movies scored by John Williams in a concert filled with fantasy and fun. Whether it’s the powerful marches from “Star Wars,” the awe-inspiring score from “Jurassic Park,” or the adventurous music from “E.T.”, John Williams’ film music has provided the soundscape for many of the world’s most popular movies for decades. The Utah Symphony led by guest conductor Randall Crain Fleishcher will bring these scores to life in a live concert at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. General admission tickets are $39 and child/youth tickets are $16. Tickets are available at 801-585-0556 and online at http://www.redbuttegarden.ticketfly.com
In a career that spans five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. Mr. Williams has composed the music and served as music director for many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices.
Mr. Williams may be best known for his work with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Almost all of Spielberg's films have Mr. Williams’ scores; their notable collaborations include “Jaws” (1975), “E.T.” (1982), “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Schindler's List” (1993), “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), “Munich” (2005) and “Lincoln” (2012). Williams also composed the music for George Lucas's six “Star Wars” movies and Episode XII of “Star Wars” in 2015. The impressive body of work that Mr. Williams has created includes music for many other movies, such as “Superman” (1978), “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), “Home Alone” (1990), “JFK” (1991), “Angela's Ashes” (1999), the first three “Harry Potter” films, “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005) and “The Book Thief” (2013). Mr. Williams is known for writing soaring scores that often feature recurring musical motives. In an ongoing career, he has worked on more than 100 films.
With three music director positions, a demanding guest conducting schedule, major awards, and a career spanning four continents, Randall Craig Fleischer is making a substantial impact. Mr. Fleischer has appeared as a guest conductor with many major orchestras in the United States and internationally, including repeat engagements with the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Utah Symphony, and many others. Under his baton, “Deseret News” praised Utah Symphony’s “purpose and meaning in the performance, and [Mr.] Fleischer let the lyricism of the music flow in seamless lines.”
Utah Symphony Presents
John Williams’ Film Music featuring the Utah Symphony
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 8 PM (Gates open at 7 PM)
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (2280 East Red Butte Canyon Road, Salt Lake City)
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor
Williams “Superman March”
Williams “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”
Williams “Jurassic Park”
Williams “Sayuri’s Theme” from “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Williams “Shark Theme” from “Jaws”
Williams “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Williams “Adventures on Earth” from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
Williams “Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Williams Theme from “Schindler’s List”
Williams “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan”
Williams Mission Theme from “NBC News”
Williams Suite from “Star Wars”
Princess Leia’s Theme
The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
Throne Room & End Title
About the Utah Symphony
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world-class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Since being named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists, refreshed programming, drawn increased audiences, and galvanized community support. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including the Mighty 5® Tour of Utah’s National Parks, the Utah Symphony has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including, most recently, two albums for Reference Recordings: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Dawn to Dust, which features three Utah Symphony-commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit http://www.utahsymphony.org.
Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.