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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Legacy Conversations: Kevin Puts

Acclaimed contemporary classical composer talks his career and his cinematic music for the concert hall, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, his approach to composition and how much John Williams’ music inspired him to become a composer

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#WilliamsWeek 2020: Happy Birthday, John Williams!

It’s the final day of the #WilliamsWeek. Today is John Williams’ 88th birthday! We send our best wishes to the Maestro and tribute his incredible legacy through one final very inspiring quote and one the most heartfelt and profound works of his long and distinguished career. Happy Birthday, Maestro Williams. And thank you for sharing your artistry with the whole world. Here’s to many more years of unforgettable music!

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John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, January 2020 (Photo © Dieter Nagl / Wiener Philharmoniker)

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