Tanglewood 2017: New Concert Work Premiere, ‘Jaws’ and ‘E.T.’ Live Concerts

John Williams’ annual ‘Tanglewood on Parade’ and ‘Film Night’ concerts will be joined this year by the world premiere of a new concert work by the Maestro and full performances of his Oscar-winning scores for Jaws and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live to picture.

Williams himself will conduct selections of his film works on ‘Tanglewood on Parade’ (Aug. 1) and the second half of ‘Film Night’ (Aug. 19). Tickets for the Tanglewood season go on sale January 29 at 10AM.

On Sunday, June 18, at 8PM, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops bring Jaws to life, performing John Williams’s Academy Award-winning score live in sync with the iconic movie. – Performance details.

On Sunday, July 16, Andris Nelsons and the BSO are joined by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for the world premiere of Markings, a piece written for her by John Williams. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique complete the program. – Performance details.

Conductors Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey and John Williams will share the podium for ‘Tanglewood on Parade’ on Tuesday, August 1. The program includes Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Piano Concerto; the suite from Kodály’s Háry János; the Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture; and music from John Williams’ scores to Jurassic Park, Minority Report, and Jaws. – More details.

On Saturday, August 19, John Williams will share the podium for his ‘Film Night’ with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, who will lead the first half of the concert, including music from classic film scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North. The second half of the program sees Mr. Williams leading music from his own scores, including selections from the Harry Potter series, E.T., Far and Away and Lincoln. – More details.

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops present a live performance of John Williams’ Oscar-winning score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial alongside Steven Spielberg’s movie on Friday, August 25. – More details