John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel and Anne-Sophie Mutter at LA Phil’s Annual Gala Concert – Sept. 27, 2022 – Reviews & Photos

September 27, 2022, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS and Gustavo Dudamel
Anne Sophie Mutter, violin


Gustavo Dudamel conducting

  • Just Down West Street… on the left

John Williams conducting

  • Violin Concerto No. 2
    (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin)

Gustavo Dudamel conducting

  • Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from Indiana Jones
  • Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars
  • Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial


John Williams conducting

  • Theme from Schindler’s List
    (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin)
  • Star Wars Main Title



  • Los Angeles Times – The West Coast premiere of Williams’ Second Violin Concerto with Mutter and the composer conducting the L.A. Phil was the centerpiece of Tuesday’s gala. Dudamel’s role was to conduct brief excerpts from the film scores and to introduce Williams, whom he called one of the greatest composers of all time, taking a pause to let that sink in and show he meant it. – Full review
  • The Hollywood Reporter – “This music is for eternity,” said Dudamel in welcoming remarks at the beginning of the gala concert, which marks the beginning of the LA Philharmonic season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Noting that he places the composer right up in the musical pantheon with “Mahler, Strauss, Mozart and Bach,” Dudamel said of Williams’ music, “It transcends.” – Full review