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NC Symphony: The Music of John Williams

When: April 19-20, 8 p.m. 2013

John Williams is the Babe Ruth of film composers. Like the Babe, he's both a master of his chosen field and the embodiment of it. Even his music has become iconic, his theme from Jaws, has become the very embodiment of suspense. Beginning modestly as Johnny Williams (his first film score was 1958's Daddy-O), he played piano on such '60s TV earworms as Peter Gunn before becoming a household name in the '70s with a golden run of Spielberg film scores. Tonight's program emphasizes his work for the George Lucas Star Wars films, highlighted by the dark brass menace of the "Imperial March," which promises to bring a touch of Vader's chill to the proceedings. If you're game, come dressed as a Wookie; neat prizes await. —David Klein

Price: $32-85

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