JOHN WILLIAMS Fan Network - JWFAN (Temporary Forums)

A place to discuss the film music and works of composer John Williams


    NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Share
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:20 am

    "JOHN WILLIAMS: MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES"
    August 26 & 27, 2011, Hollywood Bowl, CA
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS
    James Taylor, special guest narrator

    CONCERT PROGRAM

    - 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
    - 'Tribute to the Film Composer'
    - 'Salute to the Hollywood Western'
    - Suite from The Reivers, featuring James Taylor as narrator
    - 'Sweet Baby James' (Performed by James Taylor)
    INTERMISSION
    - 'Monsters, Beauties and Heroes'
    - 'Indy's Very First Adventure' from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    - 'Hedwig’s Theme' from Harry Potter
    - Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
    - 'The Asteroid Field' from The Empire Strikes Back
    - 'Princess Leia’s Theme' from Star Wars]
    - Main Theme from Star Wars
    ENCORES:
    - 'The Imperial March' from The Empire Strikes Back
    - 'The Flying Theme' from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    - 'The Raiders March' from Indiana Jones

    CONCERT REVIEWS

    • FSM Board
      http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=82086


    • NewUniversity.org
      Despite nearing 80 years of age, Williams moved with the exuberance and passion of a young man, yet led the Philharmonic with the wisdom of one whose life has revolved around music for many decades. He perfectly dictated the beat, tempo, dynamics and articulation with his graceful, swaying hands, letting the music surround him and becoming one with the orchestra.
      Full review: http://www.newuniversity.org/2011/08/entertainment/all-hail-john-williams/


    • Mistopia Blog
      The selection of music was beautiful, with many themes reminiscent of his more famous pieces. If you’ve watched more than one of his films, you already know what John Williams thinks love, regret, betrayal, passion, and danger sound like. Despite having never heard these songs before, the mind still recognized those emotions as if having heard them a hundred times before.
      Full review: http://mistopia.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/john-williams-live-at-the-hollywood-bowl/


    • Sidewalk Crossings Blog
      Sure enough, at the end of the second half of the concert, Williams started with "The Asteroid Field," from Empire, and a few lightsabers clicked on. Then Princess Leia's theme. More lightsabers. And then... the main Star Wars theme accompanied by film clips... and the place went MAD in the best possible way. All those lightsabers went on. Everyone was laughing and cheering and if you could have bottled the love and enthusiasm in that audience, you could have made a fortune. It was amazing. I've been to a lot of John Williams concerts, but holy smoke, I've never quite seen anything like this.

      Full review: http://fencernanowrimo.blogspot.com/2011/08/john-williams-at-hollywood-bowl.html


    VIDEOS

    'The Star-Spangled Banner' and a 'Tribute to the Film Composer'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTdik94trk0 (Aug. 26)

    Main Theme from How the West Was Won (from 'Salute to the Hollywood Western')
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXxZdWbrUo (Aug. 27)

    Suite from The Reivers featuring James Taylor as narrator
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMNrG_IJH9w (Aug. 27)

    'Monsters, Beauties and Heroes'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb9KOV773VU (Aug. 27)

    John Williams intro and 'Indy's Very First Adventure' from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpv9ZhMnrQQ (Aug. 27)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zSv8Jog_g (Aug. 27) *NEW*

    'Hedwig's Theme' from Harry Potter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfOrSp56TSM (Aug. 27)

    Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRr-z-Fd2Rc (Aug. 27)

    'The Asteroid Field' from The Empire Strikes Back
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bdgD-t9VWc (Aug. 27)

    'Princess Leia's Theme' from Star Wars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikz5WisngD4 (Aug. 27)

    Main Theme from Star Wars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igVzQMFoCQo (Aug. 26)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgpAFy_HwuA (Aug. 27)

    'The Imperial March' from The Empire Strikes Back
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNeEI9oyZ0 (Aug. 27)

    'The Flying Theme' from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGAmw7ERDH8 (Aug. 26)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWOk1LmAde4 (Aug. 26)

    'The Raiders March' from Indiana Jones
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3S82-BiBbg (Aug. 26)

    John Williams says goodnight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-JEEyfJUOc (Aug. 27)





    Last edited by Ricard's Corpse on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:26 am; edited 16 times in total
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:10 am

    UPDATED with new video and concert reviews
    ThreeFourProductions
    ThreeFourProductions

    Posts : 3
    Join date : 2011-08-31

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  ThreeFourProductions on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:03 am

    Sweet! 6 of my videos made it to your list cheers Very Happy
    Upended Quint
    Upended Quint

    Posts : 149
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Upended Quint on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:22 am

    Hey that looked like a great concert, wish I'd been there. Thank you very much for the videos and links.

    It's such a shame there's never anything out there in high quality for stuff like this.
    Stefan's Ghoest
    Stefan's Ghoest

    Posts : 160
    Join date : 2011-08-30

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:36 am

    The concerts I went too in Ubeda were all professionally videotaped and recorded. Sure this happens elsewhere?
    Jeff
    Jeff

    Posts : 4
    Join date : 2011-08-31

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Jeff on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:21 am

    Thanks for the video links! This is almost as good as being there - no 6-hour drive, no crowds to deal with, and I don't have to look at all the light sabers waving off beat!

    Of course, the video isn't incredible, but the audio gave me an idea of what it was like.

    So was the program different on the 26th vs the 27th? Or are there just different videos available for each day.
    Sideways Koray
    Sideways Koray
    Admin

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2010-08-24
    Age : 28
    Location : Maryland

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Sideways Koray on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:40 am

    My brother went to the concert, said it was amazing.


    _________________
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:09 am

    Jeff wrote:
    So was the program different on the 26th vs the 27th? Or are there just different videos available for each day.
    They did the same program both nights. I've updated the first post with the concert program and rearranged the videos chronologically Smile
    ThreeFourProductions
    ThreeFourProductions

    Posts : 3
    Join date : 2011-08-31

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  ThreeFourProductions on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:07 pm

    Here is one that is missing : "Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme" (Morricone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRr-z-Fd2Rc
    This piece was probably my favorite of the night. Bing Wang is superb!! Her performance begs to tug your heartstrings.
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:37 pm

    Thanks Smile
    Stefan's Ghoest
    Stefan's Ghoest

    Posts : 160
    Join date : 2011-08-30

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:16 pm

    LOL, Ricard's Corpse...
    ThreeFourProductions
    ThreeFourProductions

    Posts : 3
    Join date : 2011-08-31

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  ThreeFourProductions on Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:49 pm

    Hey guys, I just uploaded the ENTIRE "Indy's Very First Adventure", complete with the explanation portion as well as the conducting portion. In Glorious HD. Hope you guys enjoy it! I look forward on posting my thoughts of the evening soon! Smile
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zSv8Jog_g
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:26 am

    Thanks again Smile
    Stefan's Ghoest
    Stefan's Ghoest

    Posts : 160
    Join date : 2011-08-30

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:29 am

    Glad to see you more visibly present then usual, Ricard.
    avatar
    Ricard

    Posts : 49
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ricard on Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:47 am

    You have to thank Jack for that.
    Ghost Pirate LeBlanc
    Ghost Pirate LeBlanc

    Posts : 101
    Join date : 2011-08-30

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Ghost Pirate LeBlanc on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:57 am

    LOL


    _________________
    -Jay

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  The Black Rabbit of Inlè on Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:19 am

    We owe Jack so much.
    Upended Quint
    Upended Quint

    Posts : 149
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Upended Quint on Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:10 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWivO4ZtgM4&sns=em

    Front row seats or a different concert?

    Oh hang on - the date is way off. Even still, that is a GREAT video. Maybe it even deserves it own thread.
    Upended Quint
    Upended Quint

    Posts : 149
    Join date : 2011-08-29

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Upended Quint on Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:33 am

    For those who have never seen the man in person these videos are a real treat!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95AEtYcOx0E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    He has a great personal touch at the podium and he's applauded like a rockstar!

    Sponsored content

    Re: NEWS: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, August 26 & 27, 2011 (Reviews & Videos)

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:23 am