Williams to Premiere ‘Violin Concerto No. 2’ at Tanglewood 2021, Returns for ‘Film Night’

On July 24, 2021, John Williams will conduct the World Premiere performance of his ‘Violin Concerto No. 2’, which he’s written for his friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter, as announced by the violinist last year.

Three weeks later, on August 13, the Maestro and Kevin Lockhart will share the podium at the annual ‘Film Night’ at Tanglewood, featuring themes from “Hollywood’s Golden Age and contemporary favorites”.

Read the reviews of 2019’s Film Night with John Williams and David Newman

JUL 24 2021 SATURDAY, 8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons and JOHN WILLIAMS conduct Montgomery, Williams, Copland, and Stravinsky
Andris Nelsons and JOHN WILLIAMS, conductors
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Robert Sheena, English horn
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

  • Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst
  • John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere)
  • COPLAND Quiet City
  • STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

AUG 13 2021 FRIDAY, 8:00 PM
Boston Pops
John Williams’ Film Night

JOHN WILLIAMS and Keith Lockhart, conductors

A beloved highlight of the summer season, John Williams’ Film Night returns with the Boston Pops, along with Maestros Williams and Lockhart sharing the podium for a delightful program of music and film clips from Hollywood’s Golden Age to contemporary favorites. It’s a special evening of movie magic you won’t want to miss.