Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present “The Film Music of John Williams” in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
The concert is free, and the public is invited.
Williams is one of America’s most prolific composers. He has a long history of association with director Steven Spielberg and has won awards for musical pieces in the movies “Jaws” and “Superman.” The concert will include some of Williams’ best-known musical hits from Harry Potter,” Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List,”“Witches of Eastwick” and “E.T.” Visual slides from the movies will be on display to accompany the music.
Bradley Martin, WCU associate professor of piano, will lead the concert on piano along with student chamber musicians. As a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist, Martin has performed concerts in the United States, Russia, Europe, Australia and Asia.