John Williams set for first UK concert in 22 years

Multiple Oscar-winning composer John Williams will make his first appearance in the UK in 22 years in October.

Williams, who created the score for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and others, will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra at the event which is to mark his 60 years in films and is taking place at the Royal Albert Hall

There will also be five Films in Concert presentations of his work: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Рplaying for the first time ever in the UK РJurassic Park, Home Alone, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Williams has won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars across his 60-year career, while his record of 51 Academy Award nominations is second only to Walt Disney.

At the special one-off concert in October 26, he will be reunited with the London Symphony Orchestra – who recorded his first six Star Wars scores, including the iconic Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 – to perform classic music from across his spectacular career. As well as celebrating his 60 years in Hollywood, the show will mark the 40th anniversary of his first public performance with the LSO, which also took place at the Royal Albert Hall.

All newly-announced titles are on sale from 9am on Friday, from www.royalalberthall.com

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