John Williams is one of the most famous film composers of the modern era. He was conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 12 years. He is currently artist-in-residence at Tanglewood. He has won 5 Oscars for Fiddler on the Roof (1971, adaptation), Jaws (1975, original score), Star Wars (1977, original score), E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, original score), and Schindler’s List (1993, original score). He has been nominated a total of 45 times. His other works include music for the films Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Superman (1978), Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc (1981), Home Alone (1990), Jurrassic Park (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), and much more!
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