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NSO Pops: The Music of John Williams

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017

NSO Pops

From a galaxy far, far away to the magical Hogwarts, John Williams's scores have transported moviegoers for decades. Journey through a catalogue of music composed by the most Oscar-nominated man alive, including an all-Star Wars second half celebrating the franchise's 40th anniversary.

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The Music of John Williams
Steven Reineke, conductor
With the Choral Arts Society of Washington

From a galaxy far, far away to the magical school of Hogwarts, John Williams's iconic scores have accompanied moviegoers on epic journeys for decades. This summer, the NSO Pops and The Choral Arts Society of Washington journey through a selection of entrancing and exhilarating music composed by the most Oscar®-nominated man alive.

Experience the soundtrack to your favorite movie moments from films like the Harry Potter series, War Horse, Lincoln, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Jaws! Plus, as a special tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars phenomenon, the second half highlights every unforgettable chapter of the series—from themes that embody cherished characters like Luke and Leia to edge-of-your-seat music from the most famous lightsaber duels.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.