NY Phil Spring Gala: Celebrating John Williams
Orchestra Performs Collection of His Most Memorable Works with Select Scores Accompanied by Film Clips
Ken-David Masur Conducts in His NY Phil Debut with Williams Himself To Take the Podium and a Special Appearance by Steven Spielberg
Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall, April 25, 2023
The New York Philharmonic celebrates the career of John Williams in its Spring Gala: Celebrating John Williams, April 25, 2023, at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. Conductor Ken-David Masur, the son of the late NY Phil Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur, makes his debut with the Orchestra leading a selection of Williams’s most memorable compositions. Williams himself conducts a portion of the concert, and special guest Steven Spielberg, the director with whom Williams has collaborated on 29 feature films, introduces some of these selections, some of them performed live as film clips are projected above the stage.
John Williams (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)