Oscar-winning composer John Williams’s music has been a staple of cinema for decades, capturing all the excitement and emotion to truly elevate the audience movie-going experience. Music Director Ken-David Masur explores the many monumental works of his mentor and friend John Williams, in a celebration of iconic film scores that continue to touch the lives of generations.


The performance will include a video conversation between Music Director Ken-David Masur and John Williams, which was filmed exclusively for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra audiences. In this wide-ranging discussion that will be presented in multiple segments throughout the concert, Williams spoke about music, his composition process, and his influences. The two also discussed some of the works that are featured on the program at the Bradley Symphony Center on May 3-5.

The video was filmed in the screening room at Amblin Entertainment Studios in California. It was produced by Susan Dangel, who has worked with Williams many times before. The cinematographer was Brian Young, with audio by Dan Cook.