John Williams Conducts Cleveland Orchestra

Joel Voorman
John Williams

An icon of American cinema, composer John Williams’ legendary film scores include Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Superman, and Saving Private Ryan, among many others. Join Hollywood’s most revered and beloved composer for a special concert with The Cleveland Orchestra featuring music from many of his most celebrated works.

Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. With 51 Academy Award nominations, the American Film Institute selected Williams’s score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. He served as the Boston Pops’ principal conductor from 1980 to 1993 and is its laureate conductor. He has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but five of his feature films. Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, “The Mission” theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan’s Island. Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. He has composed the score for two of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).

Ticket info


All seats are reserved and start at $59. Donor pre-sale begins on January 10; with public on-sale date on January 14. Tix can be purchased online via the link below:



For the first time, a very limited number of VIP Experience packages will be available!

VIP ticket holders will be seated on the box level for the performance and will attend an exclusive post-concert reception with Mr. Williams that offers complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Severance Hall parking is also included.

VIP Experience packages are $1,250, which includes a $940 deductible contribution to the Orchestra. To learn more and to purchase your John Williams VIP Experience tickets, contact Sarah Jessie, Director of Special Events, at 216-231-7562 or