Saturday, September 13, 2008

John Williams Concert, Pasadena

We were honored to meet world-famous composer and conductor John Williams at a benefit concert for the Orchestras of Pasadena (Pops, Symphony & Youth). Outside the Ambassador Auditorium, R2-D2 welcomed guests to the pre-concert black tie cocktail reception. At the invitation-only event, John Williams conducted the symphony in playing his most famous film scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler's List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the Olympic Fanfare & Theme. After enjoying the fabulous concert from our balcony seats, we were able to meet John Williams in his dressing room backstage. He autographed R2's inner panel, along with numerous other celebrity autographs. Described as Hollywood's greatest living composer, John Williams has composed music and served as music director for more than 100 films, and has received numerous Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Grammys. He was Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 14 years.

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