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San Antonio Symphony: Hollywood Hits Staff Pick

When: Fri., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. 2020
Price: $12-$100
If adventure has a sound, it’s John Williams’ music. The San Antonio Symphony will whisk away the audience with a performance featuring two of the film composer’s most famous scores — Raiders of the Lost Ark and Superman. The still-working octogenarian can be credited with a rise in respect for movie music from the academic world, and his work also helped spur the demand for film music concerts such as this one. But Williams isn’t the only luminary whose work is featured on the program. The audience will also hear selections from Max Steiner’s Gone With the Wind, which represents the unabashed romanticism of Golden Age Hollywood and features leitmotif character themes that would influence Williams’ work, Elmer Bernstein’s iconic score for The Magnificent Seven and Henri Mancini’s “Moon River,” which is the only reason Breakfast at Tiffany’s tacked-on happy ending works.


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