‘John Williams – Across the Years festival’ – Vantaa Orchestra in Finland

Vantaa Orchestra presents ‘John Williams – Across The Years festival’, assembling together the most loved pieces of the film industry’s musical genius across six decades, in three concerts that will be celebrated in the following weeks: World of Adventures (18/3), Wondrous Worlds (25/3) & The Force (1/4).

‘John Williams – Across the Years festival’ - Vantaa Orchestra in Finland


The three concerts, conducted by Nick Davies and held at the Musiikkitalo in Helsinki, Finland, will cover over 50 magnificent pieces from Williams’ long career ranging from Academy Award winning music from Fiddler On The Roof to Jaws, E.T. and Schindler’s List among many others.


Saturday – 18/3/2023 – 19h – VVO: John Williams – Across the Years festival: World of Adventures

Opening concert of the festival with the following program:

  • Superman March
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips
  • Fiddler On The Roof
  • Jaws: The Shark Theme
  • Hook: Flight to Neverland
  • The Terminal: The Tale of Viktor Navorski
  • The Adventures of Tintin – The Duel
  • ET – Adventures on Earth
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    1. Adventures of Mutt
    2. The Crystal Spell
  • Sabrina
  • Cowboys Overture
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark – Marion’s Theme
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – End Titles


Tickets (15-79 €): https://musiikkitalo.fi/en/events/vvo-world-of-adventures-2/

‘John Williams – Across the Years festival’ - World of Adventures


Saturday – 25/3/2023 – 19h – VVO: John Williams – Across the Years festival: Wondrous Worlds

The music of John Williams will make people believe in the unbelievable and take them along into wondrous worlds. The second concert of the festival will present the audience with pieces ranging from the films Harry Potter to Jurassic Park and Catch Me If You Can, with the following program:

  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme
  • Jurassic Park
  • Witches of Eastwick – The Devil’s Dance
  • 7 Years in Tibet
  • Hedwig’s Theme
  • Sorcerer’s Stone – Nimbus 2000- Fluffy and his harp
  • Escapades – Closing In (Catch Me if You Can)
  • Sugarland Express
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – The Chairman’s Waltz and Sayuri’s theme
  • BFG – A Child’s Tale
  • Harry’s Wondrous World


Tickets (15-79 €): https://musiikkitalo.fi/en/events/vvo-wondrous-worlds-2/

‘John Williams – Across the Years festival’ - Wondrous Worlds


Saturday – 1/4/2023 – 19h – VVO: John Williams – Across the Years festival: The Force

The final concert of the festival will bring the audiences along in the unique atmosphere of films like Star Wars, Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan:

  • Dartmoor 1912 / War Horse
  • March from 1941
  • Swing Swing Swing from 1941
  • Schindler’s List: Main theme, Immolation, Stolen Memories
  • Hymn to the Fallen – Saving private Ryan
  • Dry Your Tears, Afrika – Amistad
  • Home Alone: Somewhere in my memory
  • Suite from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Music from Star Wars Force awakens:
    1. March of Resistance
    2. Rey’s Theme
    3. Scherzo for X-Wing
    4. The Jedi Steps and Finale
  • Selection of Music from the Star Wars Saga:
    1. Across the Stars
    2. The Asteroid Field
    3. III. Parade of the Ewoks
    4. Cantina Band
    5. Here They Come
    6. Luke and Leia
    7. VII. The Forest Battle
    8. VIII. Princess Leia
    9. Battle of the Heroes
    10. Duel of the Fates


Tickets (15-79 €): https://musiikkitalo.fi/en/events/vvo-the-force-2/

‘John Williams – Across the Years festival’ - The Force


NOTE: Audiovisual material from the films will not be shown in the concert. People can save 20% by purchasing multi-ticket that includes all three concerts (https://www.ticketmaster.fi/event/319935)


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