Raiders of the Lost Ark: Live In Concert with the Sydney Symphony
Just had a fabulous week conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. This incredible score by John Williams was written during what some critics describe as the Bronze Age of film music, an extremely prolific time for the composer that included Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. and of course the Indiana Jones series. Kudos to the superb musicians of the SSO who managed to dodge snakes, spiders and giant rolling balls to pull off an incredible feat of endurance with this taxing score, especially the brass section! You can read more about my adventures in the Sydney Morning Herald or my interview with Sydney Symphony for 7 Questions with the Conductor.