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.