Philly Pops and the music of John Williams at the Kimmel Center

March 21, 2014 12:42:43 PM PDT
With a career spanning over 6 decades, John Williams is regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time, and for a few nights in April, the Philly Pops are bringing some of his magical music to the Kimmel Center. You may not know John Williams' name, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't heard his music. "We'll hear music of course from Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the list goes on and on, says Pops Music Director Michael Krajewski, "music that everyone knows but it's such a thrill to hear it played for you live and in person by the full symphony orchestra."

Krajewski says he can't wait to spotlight some of Williams' greatest symphonic works. "This will really put the Philly Pops in the spotlight because it's all about this great symphonic music that John Williams wrote for so many of these films that we love."

And if you're looking to take the kids out, he says this show is sure to relate to the entire family. "It's going to evoke so many memories for people as they'll be able to picture what's going on as they hear this music," Krajewski says, "Every song is a song that people will recognize and say, "Oh I love this song, I love this song" and these guys really deliver with a very high energy program."

The concert is set for April 4th-6th at Verizon Hall. For tickets, go to

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