JOHN WILLIAMS AND “THE PRESIDENT’S OWN”
Sunday, July 16 | 2 PM
Col. Jason K. Fettig, conducting; John Williams, guest conducting
The Marine Band’s 225th anniversary celebration continues with an extraordinary concert at the Kennedy Center, conducted in part by Maestro John Williams. The composer, who turns 91-years-old this year, is best known for his instantly-recognizable scores to the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films, as well as Jaws, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and many others. Williams first conducted the Marine Band in concert at the Kennedy Center in 2003, commemorating the band’s 205th birthday. That historic occasion marked the beginning of a long friendship between Williams and “The President’s Own” including additional guest appearances on the podium in 2008 and 2019, as well as the 2021 Marine Band album release of “John Williams and ‘The President’s Own.’” In this concert, the Marine Band pulls out all the stops, enthusiastic to perform an exciting lineup of Williams’ work, once again under the direction of the composer himself.
Free tickets required. Ticket information will be released in late spring.
Source: The President’s Own