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The living person nominated for more Academy Awards than any other? And who has won five of them? Along with 25 Grammys, seven BFIs and four Golden Globes? Who helped you believe that Superman could fly? Who brought a powerful musical magic to the world of Harry Potter? That would be the man whose 90th birthday is being celebrated by moviegoers and music lovers everywhere this year (he was born on February 8, 1932) – including tonight’s spectacular concert by the MSO and conductor Nicholas Buc. In his formative years in the music business, John Williams’ brilliance as pianist, orchestrator and arranger made him a fixture in the Hollywood studio system. In fact, in the late 1950s, the world first got to hear him without even knowing it, most famously as part of the combo that recorded Henry Mancini’s music for the landmark TV show Peter Gunn. Within a few years his name appeared as composer on the credits

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of many major TV shows, as Williams wrote themes and episode music for, among others, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. It’s in his guise as arranger that you meet him early in tonight’s concert, for the movie which brought him his first Academy Award in 1971, Fiddler on the Roof. A few years after he arranged Jerry Bock’s beloved score for the big screen, he created an exhilarating fantasy for violin and orchestra using many of the bestloved songs from the show. The exuberance of Williams’ approach to the world of Fiddler on the Roof is a tribute to his versatility. For all his long association with epic fantasy films, he creates compelling musical responses to genres as diverse as the Western (1972’s The Cowboys) and period drama (2005’s Memoirs of a Geisha and 2013’s The Book Thief among many others). And how movingly he captures the Christmas spirit in the theme from Home Alone (1990), Somewhere in My Memory. If you’re a child of 3

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the ‘90s, and you love that Chris Columbus/John Hughes movie, tonight’s performance may induce waves of nostalgia. But it’s his decades-long collaboration with director Steven Spielberg that helped cement his big-screen reputation. You could say that their second movie together really made a splash, because every time you see the word ‘shark,’ you’re probably hearing the theme from Jaws (1976) in your head at the same time. Williams’ keen sense of the epic was key to the success of Saving Private Ryan (1998), now regarded as one of the greatest of all war films. In its eloquence, pathos and dignity, Hymn to the Fallen makes an unforgettable effect as it plays over the movie’s end credits. Williams went back to his jazz roots for his slinky, subtly menacing score for Catch Me If You Can (1992), a compelling cat-andmouse story in which you hear a version of Closing In behind the brilliantly designed opening credits. His theme for Schindler’s List (1993) is heartbreaking in its poignancy, yet Williams found the movie so overwhelming that he was reluctant to score it. He is reported to have said to Spielberg: ‘You need a better composer than I am for this film,’ to which Spielberg replied: ‘I know, but they’re all dead.’ Although Spielberg now has mixed feelings about Hook (1991), his grand riff on the Peter Pan story, there’s plenty of fairy dust in Williams’ music for the movie. And didn’t the prehistoric creatures in the Jurassic Park films seem more majestic, and scarier, thanks to him?


It’s his capacity to capture the heroic spirit that has made him such a successful composer for big public occasions, and his fanfare for the

2002 Winter Olympic Games, Call of the Champions – with the chorus singing the Olympic motto ‘Citius! Altius! Fortius!’ (Faster, Higher, Stronger) – is one of his most exciting occasional pieces. One year after Jaws came Star Wars (OK then Episode IV: A New Hope); it’s hard to imagine now just how unexpected this score was; sci-fi or science fantasy films at this time did not feature grand, swashbuckling music. In its colour and extravagance, referencing everything from Holst’s The Planets to Korngold’s scores for Errol Flynn, Williams’ music echoed the movie’s roots in genre film-making – and won him another Academy Award. The Star Wars franchise is now unthinkable without his sound; so for that matter is the Indiana Jones cycle, and Williams is scheduled to create the music for the fifth picture featuring cinema’s most daring archaeologist, due for release next year. Yes, one of the most influential and widely loved composers in cinema history is still working as he enters his tenth decade! ©Phillip Sametz 2022 Edited from a note originally written for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Superman: March Fiddler on the Roof (excerpts) by Jerry Bock arr. Williams Call of the Champions (the Official Theme of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games) Jaws: The Shark Theme Raiders of the Lost Ark: March Star Wars: A New Hope: Princess Leia’s Theme Home Alone: Somewhere In My Memory Jurassic Park: Theme

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INTERVAL Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: Duel of the Fates Schindler’s List: Theme Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen Catch Me If You Can: Closing In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Knight Bus Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Double Trouble Hook: Flight to Neverland Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Asteroid Field Star Wars: A New Hope: Throne Room and Finale

Duration: Approx. 2 hours including a 20-minute interval. Music by John Williams except when noted. These concerts may be recorded for future broadcast on MSO.LIVE. Please note audience members are strongly recommended to wear face masks where 1.5m distancing is not possible, however wearing a mask is no longer a requirement for entry. In consideration of your fellow patrons, the MSO thanks you for silencing and dimming the light on your phone.


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Nicholas Buc CONDUCTOR Nicholas Buc is an award-winning composer, conductor and arranger with over 20 years experience in the music industry. He has composed music for film, television and the concert hall, with some of his work being screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. As the recipient of the prestigious Brian May Scholarship, he completed a Master’s degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University, receiving the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring. He has worked with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Chris Botti, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and Australian pop sensation Tina Arena. He has written arrangements for Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe and Vera Blue as well as working on Junior MasterChef, The Voice Australia and the 2021 AFL Grand Final. Nicholas is highly sought after as a conductor for live film concerts, having conducted the world premieres of John Williams’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hans Zimmer’s The Lion King (2019), Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Alexandre Desplat’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. He is also the only person in the world to have conducted all three original Star Wars films in concert…in one day.


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Art of the score hosts Art of the Score is a Melbourne-based podcast that explores, demystifies and celebrates some of the greatest soundtracks of all time from the world of film, TV and video games. In each episode hosts Andrew Pogson, Dan Golding and Nicholas Buc check out a soundtrack they love, break down its main themes, explore what makes the score tick and hopefully impart their love of the world of soundtracks. Art of the Score has enjoyed time in the iTunes Top 10, What’s Hot and New & Noteworthy lists and is listened to by soundtrack geeks all around the world. Head on over to for more nerdery and tomfoolery.

A/Prof. Dan Golding

Andrew Pogson

Associate Professor Dan Golding is Deputy Chair of Media and Communication at Swinburne University, the host of Screen Sounds on ABC Classic, and an award-winning composer and writer. Dan is the author of Star Wars After Lucas (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and the co-author of Game Changers (Affirm Press, 2016). He also created the soundtrack for the BAFTA, DICE, and GDCA winning Untitled Goose Game (2019), which became the first game soundtrack to be nominated for an ARIA award in history. Other composing includes the soundtracks for Push Me Pull You (2016) and the Frog Detective series, for which his score for The Haunted Island (2018) won the APRA-AMCOS Australian Game Developer award for Best Music. Dan recently composed the theme for the ABC’s flagship podcast, ABC News Daily. Find him on Twitter @dangolding, or online at

Andrew Pogson is a producer, director and jazz musician who has worked in the music industry for over 20 years. He is the founder and Creative Director of Concert Lab, a concert producing and production company, and was previously the Head of Presentations at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with artists such as Sting, Randy Newman, Tim Minchin, Ben Folds, Joe Hisaishi and Studio Ghibli, Kate Miller-Heidke and Flight Facilities, along with producing world premieres with the MSO such as The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Video Games Unplugged, Babe in Concert, Symphonica featuring Armand Van Helden, The Film Music of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and This Gaming Life with music comedy trio Tripod (where he also hosts their podcast Perfectly Good Podcast). Find him on Twitter @JazzNerd. Photo © Tim O’Connor


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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Established in 1906, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is Australia’s pre-eminent orchestra and a cornerstone of Victoria’s rich, cultural heritage. Each year, the MSO engages with more than 5 million people, presenting in excess of 180 public events across live performances, TV, radio and online broadcasts, and via its online concert hall, MSO.LIVE, with audiences in 56 countries. With a reputation for excellence, versatility and innovation, the MSO works with culturally diverse and First Nations leaders to build community and deliver music to people across Melbourne, the state of Victoria and around the world. In 2022, the MSO ‘s new Chief Conductor, Jaime Martín has ushered in an exciting new phase in the Orchestra’s history. Maestro Martín joins an Artistic Family that includes Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang, Principal Conductor in Residence, Benjamin Northey, Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis CBE, Composer in Residence, Paul Grabowsky and Young Artist in Association, Christian Li. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations, on whose un‑ceded lands we honour the continuation of the oldest music practice in the world.


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Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus director Warren Trevelyan-Jones is regarded as one of the leading choral conductors and choir trainers in Australia, and was appointed Chorus Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in September 2017. He is also Head of Music at St James’, King Street, Sydney, a position he has held since relocating to Australia in 2008. Under his leadership, The Choir of St James’ has gained a high-profile international reputation through its regular choral services, orchestral masses, concert series and a regular programme of recording and both interstate and international touring. The Choir has recently performed at official ANZAC Services in both Westminster Abbey and Gallipoli, and has collaborated with Paul McCreesh, David Hill, The King’s Singers and The Hilliard Ensemble, and is well-known for its commissioning of new works. Warren has had an extensive singing career as a soloist and ensemble singer in Europe, including nine years in the Choir of Westminster Abbey, and regular work with the Gabrieli Consort, Collegium Vocale (Ghent), the Taverner Consort, The Kings Consort, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen and the Tallis Scholars. He has appeared on over 60 CD recordings, numerous television and radio broadcasts, and in many of the worlds’ leading music festivals and concert halls. Warren is a co-founder of The Consort of Melbourne and, in 2001 with Dr Michael Noone, founded the Gramophone award-winning group Ensemble Plus Ultra, and an experienced singing teacher and qualified music therapist. 9

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Erica Foundation Pty Ltd, The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation, John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Scobie & Claire Mackinnon Trust, Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund, The Ullmer Family Foundation

BEST SEAT in the house

As Principal Partner of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, we know the importance of delighting an audience. That’s why when you’re in Emirates First, you’ll enjoy the ultimate flying experience with fine dining at any time in your own private suite.

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