Williams Premieres ‘Book Thief’ Suite

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Williams and Jill Scott were among the artists who brought this year’s Oscar-nominated music to life at an inaugural concert organized by the motion picture academy. Williams conducted an 80-piece orchestra performing his score from “The Book Thief,” while Scott put her own spin on the Pharrell ditty “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” at Thursday’s first-ever Oscar Concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall. – Full article at NRP.org