John Williams conducts live accompaniment to E.T. finale
5 September 2012, 14:51
Music from E.T. is conducted by John Williams in a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, starring the LA Philharmonic
Classic BRIT Award winner John Williams conducted his own music from E.T. to accompany a screening of the film's finale at a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Williams conducted the LA Philharmonic in a concert of his most famous film scores last week.
The finale of the film includes both the famous flying theme from the soundtrack and E.T.'s dramatic return to his home planet. The audience audibly cheered as the flying theme began.
The concert, entitled 'Maestro of the Movies', also featured performances of music from Schindler's List, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and music from the Star Wars trilogy. Guest performers included violinist Gil Shaham and the Cal State University Singers.
Williams is due to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Classic BRIT Awards on October 2nd.