Thomas Wilkins returns to the Festival to conduct the music of John Williams
Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams
The music from your favorite films is brought to life in an epic evening featuring classics from Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. Enjoy the orchestral soundtrack from Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. Thomas Wilkins conducts.
Where & When
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Friday, July 7, 2017, 8:00pm – 10:15pm
Concert: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 8:00pm – 10:15pm
Open Rehearsal: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Open Rehearsal: Friday, July 7, 2017, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Grant Park Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Guest Conductor
Superman March from Superman
Main Title from Star Wars
Flight to Neverland from Hook
Theme from Jurassic Park
Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Excerpts from The Cowboys
The Imperial March from Star Wars
Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: Episode I
Yoda’s Theme from The Empire Strikes Back
Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
March from 1941
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Walter E. Heller Foundation is proud to support works by American composers, in memory of Alyce DeCosta.
This concert is sponsored by AbelsonTaylor.
7 PM: Picnic Setup and Group Photo Opportunity at Cloud Gate
8 PM: Concert Starts
Check out tips for attending the July 8 concert here.