Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart and soloists celebrate the music of film composer John Williams.

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, Jamal Aliyev (cello), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Jess Gillam (alto sax), Haringey Vox and Islington Music Centre celebrate the music of legendary film composer John Williams.

Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme
Viktor's Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil's Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can

March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.
The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • John Williams

    Raiders March from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Overture to 'Goodbye, Mr Chips (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Main Theme from 'Jaws' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    March from 'Superman' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha: No 1 Sayuri's Theme (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    The Tale of Viktor Navorski from 'The Terminal' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Dartmoor, 1912 from 'War Horse' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' - Hedwig's Theme (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    A Child's Tale: Suite from the BFG (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Flying Theme from 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Suite from JFK, 1st mvt: Theme from JFK (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Prayer for Peace from 'Munich' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Dry Your Tears, Afrika from 'Amistad' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Devil's Dance from 'The Witches of Eastwick' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Escapades (No 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from 'Catch me if you Can' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    March of the Resistance from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Rey's Theme from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Main Title from 'Star Wars: A New Hope' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    The Cantina Band from Star Wars: A New Hope (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • John Williams

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Harry's Wondrous World (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

Broadcasts

Featured in...