Natalie Portman hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil on Great Performances Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to the prolific film composer. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts.
Watch the entire performance here:
Here’s a preview of the program:
John Williams composed the score to “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The film dramatizes the swindles of a real-life con man. Before the LA Philharmonic performs “Escapades” from the score, Gustavo Dudamel and Williams discuss the mystery the music creates. From “Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil.”