“Lights, Camera, Music” presented by the University Wind Ensemble
From the iconic themes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park to the suspenseful motifs of Jaws and the heartwarming melodies of Home Alone, John Williams has created a vast and diverse repertoire that has resonated with audiences around the world. The University of Memphis Wind Ensemble’s exploration of the musical world of John Williams is a fantastic event for fans of film music and orchestral performances.
Chris McCoy, The Memphis Flyer’s Film/ TV Editor, will expertly guide the audience through the iconic films and their sweeping melodies, dynamic orchestrations, and sheer energy that Williams’ music evokes. It’s an excellent chance to relive your favorite cinematic moments through live performance and appreciate the craftsmanship and impact of John Williams’ contributions to movie music.
Movie scores include:
- “Flight to Neverland” – Hook
- “Theme” – Schindler’s List
- “Midway March” – Midway
- “Jedi Steps” and “Finale” Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- “Harry’s Wondrous World” – Harry Potter: Sorcerer’s Stone
- “March” – 1941
The concert features guest artists Marcin Arendt, Bill Shaltis, Michael Shults and Kaleb Ritchie.
Whether you’re a fan of John Williams, a lover of film scores, or simply enjoy live orchestral performances, this exploration of his musical world by the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble promises to be an enchanting and memorable event.
Conductor: Dr. Albert Nguyen