L.A. Studio Legends: The Reunion (Video)

An exclusive video event featuring the great Los Angeles studio musicians reuniting for the first time in years to celebrate John Williams

Hosted and Produced by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

The Legacy of John Williams is proud to present this exclusive video production dedicated to the legendary Los Angeles studio musicians who performed in dozens of film soundtracks by John Williams, including such iconic scores as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Hook and Jurassic Park.

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L.A. Studio Legends: Mike Lang

Legendary pianist and keyboardist talks his unparalleled career as a first-call studio musician on thousands of film scores for top film composers, including his many collaborations with John Williams, for whom he played on more than 30 films including The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, The Eiger Sanction and Hook

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Photo by Bonnie Perkinson

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Legacy Conversations Video Series Ep.3: Sarah Willis

French Horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic and music educator extraordinaire talks her lifelong love for the music of John Williams and the unforgettable experience of performing his music under the Maestro’s baton

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A Bet Won With History

A musician’s reflection on the acceptance of John Williams’ music by such great European classical institutions as Vienna and Berlin

John Williams and Italian pianist Simone Pedroni in Vienna (January 2020, photo courtesy of Simone Pedroni)

We’re proud to present a reflection penned by Italian pianist and conductor Simone Pedroni (originally published by the Italian music magazine Musica) about John Williams’ concerts in Berlin and what they meant for the classical music community around the globe.

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L.A. Studio Legends: Stephen Erdody

Cellist extraordinaire talks his distinguished career as a studio musician in Hollywood and his many collaborations with John Williams, including Angela’s Ashes, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Memoirs of a Geisha and Munich

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Photo courtesy of Stephen Erdody

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L.A. Studio Legends: Louise Di Tullio

Legendary flutist talks her incredible career as a performing artist, the legacy of her own musical family, the phenomenal streak of work as a studio musician in Hollywood and her many collaborations with John Williams on such iconic scores as Hook, Jurassic Park, War Horse and many others.

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Legacy Conversations: Ann Hobson Pilot

Legendary harpist talks her distinguished career as former Principal Harp for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, including the many collaborations with John Williams and the premiere of the Harp Concerto On Willows and Birches, composed for her by the Maestro in 2009

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L.A. Studio Legends: Sheridon Stokes

Legendary flutist talks his distinguished career as studio musician in Hollywood, from his early days performing under Alfred Newman at 20th Century Fox to his many collaborations with John Williams as principal flute, including his solos in such scores as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The Witches of Eastwick, as well as the premiere of the Flute Concerto

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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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L.A. Studio Legends: Dylan Hart

French Horn player extraordinaire talks his life and career as studio musician in Hollywood and his many collaborations with John Williams, including his work as Principal Horn on The Post and the recent Star Wars sequels The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, sharing his views on the Maestro’s music

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