CSO performs ‘Best of John Williams’ to film clips on the big screen March 11 & 12 at the Palladium

The extraordinary music from the Master of the Movie Score will be performed live by Carmel Symphony Orchestra under Artistic Director Janna Hymes presents The Best of John Williams – A Tribute Concert.

Two blockbuster performances are scheduled – Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm and again Sunday afternoon, March 12 at 3. Tickets are available at the Palladium Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 317.843.3800, or online at thecenterpresents.org. The concerts are sponsored by ParaPRO.

The performances come on the same weekend that Williams, a five-time Academy Award® winner, is up for another Oscar® – his 53 rd nomination, this time for the score to The Fabelmans.

“John Williams’ music is the soundtrack not only to some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, but the soundtrack to our lives as well,” Hymes said. “It’s the music you know and love, from the movies you know by heart.” The concerts’ playlist includes selections from some of Hollywood’s biggest hits including Star Wars, Hook, Schindler’s List, AI, Harry Potter, JFK, Jurassic Park, Superman, Jaws, Memoirs of a Geisha, ET, and Indiana Jones.


Carmel Symphony Orchestra under Artistic Director Janna Hymes has announced a change to its Best of John Williams tribute concerts on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 at the Palladium.

“Due to the failure of our contractor to secure licensing rights to the requisite film
clips, the concerts will proceed with the glorious John Williams-composed music but
without movie clips projected onto the Palladium’s screen,” said CSO Executive
Director Cara Pittenger.

“We have just been informed of this situation – barely a week before the concerts, and
in spite of many months of advance work with the contractor along with assurances
that we indeed had the rights necessary for the performances.

“To say we are disappointed is an understatement,” she continued. “We are
disappointed that our original plan for this special offering will not be realized, and
especially disappointed for our fans. However, we still intend to present two amazing
concerts, and hope everyone still will plan to join us on March 11 or 12.”

To show its appreciation for those who have purchased tickets and attend the concerts,
the orchestra will e-mail a special code following the performances, good for a 50
percent discount on tickets to CSO’s April or May programs.

“We truly appreciate our fans’ understanding, and their continued support, and hope
they will choose to join us for The Best of John Williams,” Pittenger said. “We
promise to give you two dynamic concerts with magnificent music – exactly what
you’ve come to expect from your Carmel Symphony Orchestra.”

Tickets for the performances are available at the Palladium Fifth Third Bank Box
Office, 317.843.3800 or online at thecenterpresents.org.

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