John Williams – Chicago – April 2018 – Concert Audio

While we are still waiting news of concerts conducted by John Williams for 2019, which may not arrive, for the moment, we’ll have to enjoy the publication of the multiple concerts that the maestro has given in 2018.


So today, here you have the 4 concerts that John Williams offered in Chicago in April 2018 (read news), which sold out, where Williams shared the conducting of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Richard Kaufman.


The program included music from The Cowboys, Jane Eyre, Minority Report, Hook, BFG, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Superman, Star Wars or Lincoln, recorded in May 2012 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Here you have the link to the full audio of the concert, which can be listened online for free (until 30/12/2021).



FIRST HALF (dir. Richard Kaufman)

  • John Williams – Overture to The Cowboys
  • John Williams – Suite from Jane Eyre
  • John Williams – The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • John Williams – A New Beginning from Minority Report
  • John Williams – Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

SECOND HALF (dir. John Williams)

  • John Williams – Flight to Neverland from Hook
  • John Williams – A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
  • John Williams – Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
  • John Williams – With Malice Toward None from Lincoln (Mark Ridenour, trumpet)
  • John Williams – Three Selections from Star Wars
  • John Williams – Marion’s Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • John Williams – March from Superman
  • John Williams – Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Not part of the concert

  • John Williams – Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Going to School (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
  • John Williams – Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri’s Theme (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)


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