SCORE MASTERS: Celebrating John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith

Online event featuring an esteemed panel of guests discussing the art and the legacy of the two legendary composers

Ipswich Film Theatre presents, in collaboration with The Legacy of John Williams and The Goldsmith Odyssey, SCORE MASTERS: Celebrating John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith

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Two Masters, One Artform

Reflecting on the differences, the similarities and the conjuctions between the two “score masters” of the modern era of film scoring: John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.

The Legacy of John Williams is proud to present an essay by distinguished Italian film critic, film music historian and university professor Roberto Pugliese dedicated to the art and the legacy of the legendary composers in conjuction with today’s premiere of Score Masters: Celebrating John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, an online event co-produced by The Legacy of John Williams, The Goldsmith Odyssey and the Ipswich Film Theatre.


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L.A. Studio Legends: Dan Higgins

Legendary saxophonist and woodwind specialist talks his career as studio musician in Los Angeles, from his early days as session player to his collaborations with Maestro John Williams, including the stunning alto saxophone solos he performed on the score for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can

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“They’re Already Here”: Mike Matessino Talks ‘War of the Worlds’

Exclusive video podcast with soundtrack record producer Mike Matessino discussing his restoration work on John Williams’s thrilling score for the sci-fi classic directed by Steven Spielberg in 2005

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

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From Vienna To Hollywood… and Back Again

A reflection on the historical and cultural significance of John Williams’s performances with the Wiener Philharmoniker in January 2020, now released internationally by the Deutsche Grammophon label

John Williams conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna in January 2020 (Photo © Terry Linke / Deutsche Grammophon)
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Legacy Conversations: Ben Palmer

The esteemed British conductor talks on his work as a specialist of Live to Picture concerts and his love and admiration for the music of John Williams

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

Photo © Andy Staples Photography

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