Genre: Classical, Orchestral, Film Score, Jazz, Gala Concert
Directed by: Michael Beyer
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Artist: Itzhak Perlman (violin), Dan Higgins (saxophone), Glenn Paulson (vibraphone), Mike Valerio (double bass), US Army Herald Trumpets, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
For the 2014/15 Opening Night Concert and Gala, the Los Angeles Philharmonic paid loving tribute to composer John Williams, one of the most popular and successful American composers of the modern age and long a champion and close friend of the orchestra. Gustavo Dudamel, an awestruck fan of the musical icon, led the orchestra in a cross-section of Maestro Williams’ matchless canon. The concert features Itzhak Perlman with a very special musical performance of pieces from Schindler’s List as well as the cadenza and variations from Fiddler On The Roof. Jazz elements fill the air during Escapades from Catch Me If You Can, and may the force be with you during the iconic tunes from Star Wars. The Blu-ray bonus features include interviews with the main protagonists, including Gustavo Dudamel, John Williams, and Itzhak Perlman.
Recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall, USA, 2014.
A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION
featuring works from:
– Olympic Fanfare
– Schindler’s List – theme
– Violin fantasy on Fiddler on the Roof
– Catch me if you can
– Star Wars – Suite
– Jaws (film score): main theme
– Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: The Imperial March
Issued: United States | C MAJOR