The Nine Network’s Living St. Louis Presents the Music of John Williams
Hour-Long Special Features the St. Louis Symphony Performing Olympic and Movie Themes by One of America’s Most Famous Composers
St. Louis, MO—February 14, 2014—With more than 40 Oscar nominations and five wins, John Williams is one of the most successful and well-known American composers. In December 2013, the St. Louis Symphony performed an all-Williams program featuring his music for the Olympics and various movies. The Nine Network’s cameras recorded the evening for an hour-long Living St. Louis special broadcast February 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS. (It will be broadcast again on April 28 at 7:00 p.m.).
Under the baton of conductor David Robertson, the Symphony performs Williams’ iconic and inspirational Olympic Fanfare, followed by selected pieces from the Harry Potter movies, the scores from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and themes from Star Wars films and Superman. The Living St. Louis special includes Robertson’s on-stage comments about the music and interaction with the audience.
Living St. Louis and all arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.
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The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, Nine Academy, nineNet.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.
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