John Williams – The 90th Birthday Gala Concert

The National Symphony Orchestra will celebrate John Williams’ 90th birthday in Washington DC, during a star-studded festivity of music, movies, and magic on June 22-24, 2022.


The center of the celebrations will be an all-star birthday gala concert on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at The Kennedy Center, with the presence of John Williams and his iconic music. Conducted by Stéphane Denève, this once-in-a-lifetime event features the National Symphony Orchestra with special guests Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Spielberg, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and more.

John Williams - The 90th Birthday Gala Concert


This concert will be completed with a special pre-performance cocktail reception and an exclusive birthday dinner after with the presence of John Williams (tickets ranging the prices of $ 500-50.000 / 438-43.800 €).


More information:


“Inspired by John Williams’ belief in the importance of music education, packages, sponsorships, and donations in support of this special event grow the newly established NSO Music Education Fund to provide ongoing, endowed support for NSO education initiatives, which engage approximately 40,000 students annually.


The evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the Kennedy Center River Plaza, followed by an all-star birthday concert celebrating John Williams’ iconic music. After the performance, major event supporters will raise a glass to John at an exclusive birthday dinner in the Skylight Pavilion.


Sponsorships range from $1,750 – $50,000, with a limited number of $500 Party Passes available including only the cocktail reception and Gala Concert.”

Additionally, there will be another two concerts: live orchestra screenings of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (June 22) and Jurassic Park (June 24) conducted by Steven Reineke.


On June 24, audiences are invited to join for a special pre-concert Q&A with John Williams and Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.


More information & link to tickets:

John Williams at 90: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert (Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – 8:00 pm)


The 90th Birthday Gala Concert (Thursday, June 23, 2022 – 7:00 pm)


John Williams at 90: Jurassic Park in Concert (Friday, June 24, 2022 – 8:00 pm)


NOTE: Tickets for these three concerts will be available on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm

COVID Policy:


“Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid photo ID are required to attend all indoor performances and events at the Kennedy Center.


Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age and patrons with a medical condition or a closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination, must provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance, or proof of a professionally administered Antigen test conducted no more than 6 hours prior to attending an indoor performance.”