John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in exhilarating ‘Jurassic Park’ theme
2 July 2020, 15:39 | Updated: 2 July 2020, 15:47
John Williams & Vienna Philharmonic – Williams: Theme from “Jurassic Park”
John Williams’ debut with the Vienna Philharmonic included a roarsome rendition of his ‘Jurassic Park’ theme – and quite frankly, it’s pure dino-mite...
Earlier this year, legendary film composer, John Williams, made his conducting debut with the Vienna Philharmonic – and now, the ensemble’s epic performance of his iconic Jurassic Park theme has been released online.
Williams’ famous four-note intro (played by the brass) and soaring string and brass melody makes the theme an instant hit – and judging by the audience’s reaction in this latest clip (watch above), it’s as popular today as it was when it accompanied those terrifying dinosaur roars.
While reflecting on his time working with the orchestra, the composer and conductor described the experience as “one of the greatest honours of my life.”
John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the 'Imperial March'
The majestic performance took place in January as part of a concert at Vienna’s Musikverein, and featured several other soundtracks from Williams’ cinematic repertoire – including ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from Harry Potter, the ‘Imperial March’ from Star Wars, and ‘Remembrances’, from Schindler’s List.
During the show, Williams was also joined on stage by German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who played a series of virtuosic adaptations he had written specially for her.
The full concert will be streamed online by Deutsche Grammophon as part of the label’s new DG Stage series of streamed concerts on 10 July, and will only be available to watch for 48 hours.
As for the Jurassic Park theme itself, we just can’t tricera-stop listening to it...