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San Diego Symphony Performs Music of John Williams at the Moonlight Amphitheatre

Conductor Sameer Patel

Saturday March 24, 2018-7:30pm

Vista CA— Often referred to as the composer who has scored the soundtracks of the lives of generations of fans, John Williams is saluted in a concert by the San Diego Symphony under the baton of its Associate Conductor, Sameer Patel. The concert program, entitled “Rebels, Raiders, and Supermen,” is presented Sat., March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Patel will lead the orchestra through some of Williams’ most well-known film scores, including selections from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Jaws, and more. Tickets are priced $18 – $57 and are on sale now at VisTix, by phone at (760) 724-2110, or online at moonlightstage.com.

Sameer Patel
(photo Arielle Doneson)

“It has been several years since the renowned San Diego Symphony has appeared at the Moonlight, and we are so pleased to have the orchestra back performing music by the greatest soundtrack wizard of our time,” said Moonlight Managing Director Colleen Kollar Smith. “The San Diego Symphony has a long history performing the music of John Williams. We can’t wait to open our 2018 Moonlight Presents concert series under Sameer Patel’s baton.”

Martha Gilmer, the San Diego Symphony’s CEO, said, “The music of John Williams is a particular specialty of the San Diego Symphony. We are so honored to have been selected over the years to perform John Williams’ music both as part of Comic Con and conducted by Mr.

Williams himself. It is our great pleasure to present the full orchestra in Vista as part of the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s presenting series, and we hope to return time and again.”

John Williams is one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. In a career that spans five decades, he has composed the music and served as music director for more than 100 films, including all seven Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, and Superman, and his 40-year artistic partnership with Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, and Schindler’s List.  Among his many honors are five Academy Awards and 51 Oscar nominations, 23 Grammys, four Golden Globes, and five Emmys.  Mr. Williams served as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 14 seasons, from 1980 to 1993, and now holds the title of laureate conductor of the ensemble.

As with all Moonlight Presents events, look forward to pre-concert interactive entertainment including geeky-themed contests and activities. “Cosplay is welcomed and encouraged,” said Kollar Smith.

The Moonlight Presents series is sponsored by Dr. Bronners and this concert is sponsored by Datron World Communications.

Moonlight Presents is a cultural arts program of the City of Vista offering year-round programming outside of the summer series of Broadway musicals produced by Moonlight Stage Productions.

Rebels, Raiders, and Supermen: the Music of John Williams
San Diego Symphony with
Sameer Patel, conducting

Sat., March 24, 2018
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18 – $57
Moonlight Amphitheatre 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Phone: (760) 724-2110
Web: moonlightstage.com

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