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.
Jess will be performing a movement of “Escapades from Catch Me If You Can”.
Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was set in the 1960s, and John Williams created a marvelous film score “Escapades” evoking the style of the progressive jazz movement popular during that time.
Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):
Tickets on sale 13th May 2017: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/proms-2017/prom-8-lights-camera-music-the-magic-of-john-williams/
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockheart
Royal Albert Hall, 20th July 2017
Jess will also be performing in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom on 23rd July, please see dates for more information.