Gustavo Dudamel conducts John Williams — With Itzhak Perlman

Opening Gala Concert: A John Williams Celebration

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Itzhak Perlman — Violinist

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Gustavo Dudamel — Conductor

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When we think of what makes the magic of the Star Wars universe, even before “May the Force be with you” and “I am your father,” it is the legendary, goosebump-inducing score that comes to mind first—the ingenious creation of legendary composer John Williams! In their 2014 season opener, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and maestro Gustavo Dudamel, joined by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, pay tribute to the man behind many of Hollywood’s most iconic soundtracks. From the Oscar-winning Schindler's List to the madcap Catch Me If You Can and the underwater horror of Jaws to the picaresque Adventures of Tintin, every movie lover will relive some of their favorite cinematic moments.

Join Dudamel, Perlman, and Williams himself at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, your point of departure for an intergalactic journey! Close your eyes and try to imagine your favorite fictional characters in action—or rather, as Jedi Master Yoda says: “No, try not. Do or do not. There is no try…”

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