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Enjoy A Night of Music Celebrating the Life and Work of Two Musical Icons

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Hollywood legend John Williams made his conducting debut with the internationally renowned Berliner Philharmoniker.

Enjoy a night of musical performances celebrating the life and work of both Hollywood legend John Williams and former Beatle, George Harrison.

7pm Sunday JOHN WILLIAMS: THE BERLIN CONCERT – Performance - John Williams makes his conducting debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing songs from his best-known film scores.


Hollywood legend John Williams made his conducting debut with the internationally renowned Berliner Philharmoniker. Filmed live at the Berlin Philharmonic, JOHN WILLIAMS: THE BERLIN CONCERT captures this magical performance of his music. After opening with the “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” Williams and the Berlin players perform a wide-ranging selection of music from some of his best-known film scores. From the futuristic sounds of Close Encounters to the instantly evocative opening notes of “Hedwig’s Theme” from the Harry Potter movies, to musical excerpts from Jurassic Park, Superman, and the Indiana Jones and Star Wars series, there’s something for everyone.

In a career that has spanned seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. His compositions are considered the epitome of film music and he is considered among the greatest composers in the history of cinema.

8:30pm CONCERT FOR GEORGE – Performance
A performance honoring George Harrison's life and music.

The Concert for George

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by artists including Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and more.