Legacy Conversations Video Series Ep.3: Sarah Willis

Berlin Philharmonic French Horn player 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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L.A. Studio Legends: Louise Di Tullio

Legendary flutist talks her incredible career as a performing artist and her phenomenal work as a studio musician in Hollywood and her many collaborations with John Williams on such iconic scores as Hook, Jurassic Park, War Horse

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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

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L.A. Studio Legends: Sheridon Stokes

Legendary flutist talks his career as studio musician in Hollywood, from his early days 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

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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 John Williams, including the stunning alto saxophone solos 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 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

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Legacy Conversations: Tim Morrison

Legendary trumpet player talks his career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, and his subsequent life as studio musician, including his solo work for John Williams on such scores as Born On The Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon and Saving Private Ryan

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L.A. Studio Legends: Jim Self

Legendary tuba player talks his 40+ years career as studio musician in Los Angeles and his collaborations with John Williams, including the “Voice of the Mothership” solo in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and his work on Home Alone, Hook and Jurassic Park

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