2022-04-25 – 13:00 h

John Williams continues with his unstoppable concert schedule and after the concerts in Vienna, Austria (March 12 & 13), Philadelphia (April 19th), and New York (April 21st) today is the moment for a concert in Pittsburgh (April 25th).


But if you can’t attend tonight’s concert, don’t worry, you will be able to listen for free to WQXR’s radio broadcast of the gala benefit concert performed on Thursday, April 21st, at the Carnegie Hall in New York, where John Williams conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.


Official description:

“Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and renowned composer-conductor John Williams bring a special program of Williams’s beloved film music (Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more) and the New York premiere of his new violin concerto written for Ms. Mutter to Carnegie Hall for a one-night-only concert that features the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra.


Hosted by John Schaefer and Jeff Spurgeon.


Philadelphia Orchestra

John Williams, conductor

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist


  • Violin Concerto No. 2 (NY Premiere)
  • “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
  • Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter for Violin and Orchestra
  • Theme from Cinderella Liberty for Violin and Orchestra
  • “Throne Room” and Finale from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • “The Duel” from The Adventures of Tintin for Violin and Orchestra”


Listen to the whole concert for free (2h 35m):