Columbus, September 26, 2007

 Reviews and pictures from the John Williams concert in Columbus on September 26, 2007


The Cowboys Overture
Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Suite from Harry Potter
Hedwig’s Theme
Nimbus 2000
Harry’s Wondrous World
Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Monsters, Beauties and Heroes
Opening Chase from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Theme from Schindler’s List
Suite from Star Wars
Imperial March
Princess Leia’s Theme
Main Title
Sayuri’s Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha
The Olympic Spirit 1988 Summer Olympics
The Raiders’ March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Comments by Robert D. Mahan:
“Monsters, Beauties and Heroes” featured a screen with various movie villains, beauties and heroes with arrangements of various pieces of music. Jaws and Superman themes were all too briefly played here, among others.
The Opening Chase from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade segment featured Mr. Williams showing us the clip from the film first without music, hilariously describing the aspects of scoring a piece of film and then, of course, the same clip was played with the music.
The concert was excellent, in my opinion.