In which he goes to an amazing concert

I was lucky enough to catch John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl for John Williams’ Movie Memories. The set list on the site isn’t complete, though. Yes, they performed all the pieces listed – an amazing collection of music – but it was the encores that were truly incredible. When the show was “over” he returned for the main theme from Star Wars, then for Raiders of the Lost Ark, and finally to do the NBC Nightly News theme. I’m not ashamed to say that there were tears in my eyes for most of the night. This man has created some of the most recognizable, emotional, captivating musical pieces in history. From E.T. to Superman, from Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Jaws … To hear the cheers when the familiar fanfare to A New Hope shook the night, to see the dozens of people waving mock lightsabers in the audience, to feel the music … It was extraordinary.

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