I hope everyone is enjoying vacation as wells the Olympics! Here is a video of an interview that John Williams did on the TODAY show about the Olympic music he has written and his thoughts behind it. Enjoy!
Normally there is only one composer of the month, but this year in addition to our regular February composer Prokofiev, we will find some time to learn about John Williams, a very famous American composer who is (gasp) STILL ALIVE!! Williams began his career as a jazz musician and began composing for films in the 1970s. He is responsible for some of the most popular film music of the last 40 years including, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, & Harry Potter just to name a few. He was also the conductor of the Boston Pops, and continues to do a series of concerts with the Pops every summer. Williams is also the composer of many Olympic themes. Learn more about John Williams at these links: