The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Summer Pops 2023 Series – The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams with Troy Quinn, conductor. The Summer Pops honors John Williams, …
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Summer Pops 2023 Series – The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams with Troy Quinn, conductor. The Summer Pops honors John Williams, the iconic film composer with 53 Oscar Award nominations – he is the second most-nominated individual behind Walt Disney. Remaining concerts in the series are at Roger Williams Park in Providence (August 2) and Slater Park in Pawtucket (September 9).
The concert features some of John Williams’ most memorable music including the “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the theme from Jurassic Park. Williams, in a career spanning five decades, has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has served as music director and laureate conductor of one of the country’s treasured musical institutions, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and he maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices.
“John Williams’ music is especially accessible as multiple generations connect with films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and E.T.: The Extraterrestrial and we are so excited to share it with our Summer Pops audience,” said David Beauchesne, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School. “We are also thrilled to welcome back Troy Quinn for his third year conducting our Summer Pops concert series. This series is one of our favorites as we are able to travel all around Rhode Island bringing free music to residents of all ages. We look forward to creating magical moments together as our audiences enjoy a live orchestra under the stars.”
For more information visit riphil.org/summer-pops