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John Williams & Yo-Yo Ma

 20 August 2008 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM 

John Williams & Yo-Yo Ma

Chicago Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Williams, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Leading film composer John Williams returns to conduct the CSO and Yo-Yo Ma in two very special performances of music from Williams' moving and Academy AwardŽ nominated score Memoirs of a Geisha. Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless child is torn from her family and forced to work as a maid in a geisha house, but eventually becomes one of the most celebrated geishas in Japan. These concerts will be recorded live in Orchestra Hall for a future release by Sony/BMG Masterworks.

John Williams : Olympic Fanfare and Theme
John Williams : Song for World Peace
John Williams : The Olympic Spirit
John Williams : Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Williams : Flight to Neverland from Hook
John Williams : Three Pieces from Indiana Jones
John Williams : Sound The Bells!
John Williams : Memoirs of a Geisha, Suite for Cello and Orchestra

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