John Williams’ music to be honored by ABS-CBN Philharmonic in December


MANILA, Philippines – The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the music legacy of renowned American composer John Williams via a special concert in time for the holiday season on December 12 at The Theatre, Solaire.

Titled “The Magic of John Williams,” the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra concert will put the spotlight on John Williams’ well-loved movie scores from blockbuster classic films through the years, including the adventurous bicycle chase in “E.T.,” the thrilling sea hunt in “Jaws,” and even the romantic flying scene in “Superman.”

Other movie scores that the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will feature in the much-awaited concert are themes from “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Harry Potter,” “Yes Giorgio,” and the 1984 Olympics Anthem.

Now on its third run, the original John Williams arrangements were acquired from the US three years ago and will be used exclusively for the show. This year, additional pieces were purchased for the show such as remarkable music hits from the movies “Home Alone” and “Hook” that will surely bring in the Christmas spirit.

Through his musical expertise, Williams is able to immortalize memorable scenes in various hit movies that appealed to millions of people worldwide.

“The Magic of John Williams” will also feature highly anticipated performances from top OPM artist Jose Mari Chan, singer-actress Nikki Gil, and “The Voice of the Philippines” alumnae Morisette Amon.

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra’s “The Magic of John Williams” will be staged on December 12 at 8PM. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 891-9999.