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John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel Together, This Friday

John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel
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John Williams and Gustavo Dudamel together for Great Performances' presentation of Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration With the LA Phil Friday at 9pm on WOSU TV.

This Friday, July 24th, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel will lead the LA Philharmonic in a John Williams Tribute Concert, but you don't have to be in California to catch the performance. 

Actress Natalie Portman, known to Star Wars fans as 'Queen Amadala' and 'Padmé,' will host the John Williams Celebration in LA, this Friday. Itzhak Perlman will also honor the great, American composer on stage. 

Maestro Dudamel will lead the Philharmonic in such hits as  “Olympic Fanfare & Theme,” 1993’s Schindler’s List: “Remembrances,” and the iconic, “Throne Room and Finale” from Star Wars.

For more information, and to watch an excerpt from the performance, check out the PBS Great Performances Website.