Cinema has perhaps contributed more than any other art form to the democratization of classical music, and the longstanding collaboration between Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams is the perfect example of this relationship. Who can forget the epic sweep of the Jurassic Park score – the sonic equivalent of the towering dinosaurs – or the ominous two-note cello motif that accompanies the shark’s entrance in Jaws? Spielberg is one of those rare directors who understand music’s ability to elicit an almost physical reaction in the viewer, and Williams’ compositions reflect this. In a one-off commemorative concert, the London Symphony Orchestra will work its way through the scores to such classics as Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List, in synch with projections of clips from the films.
London Symphony Orchestra
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