Pensacola Civic Band presents “The Music of John Williams”Civic Band performs John Williams

The Pensacola Civic Band returns to the Saenger Theatre on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 for a concert entitled “The Music of John Williams.” The 7:30 p.m. concert, features music by one of the most prolific American composers. Williams holds the record for most Academy Award nominations of a living person at 48, winning 5 Oscars. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, and the first three Harry Potter films, among others.

The music to be performed includes music from “Superman,” “Far and Away,” “Midway March,” “Harry Potter,” “Artificial Intelligence” and “The Patriot.”

Other selections include music for a travelogue, “A Hymn to New England,” and “Dartmoor 1912” from the movie “War Horse.”

Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, UWF professor and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, will perform the poignant “Theme from Schindler’s List.” He is also the Principal Violinist with the Washington Square Festival, NYC, and the founding member and co-director of the Gulf Coast Virtuosi Chamber Music Ensemble. Yanovskiy graduated from the Moscow Gnessin College and Institute of Music, the Rutgers University and the Fontenbleau Conservatoire Americaine, France. Among his teachers were Arnold Steinhardt and Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet, and Olivier Charlier of the Paris Conservatory.

The concert will conclude with “Star Wars: Episode 1 “The Phantom Menace” with characters from the movie joining the band on the stage.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 15 years of age and younger and are available at the door during the night of the concert and at the Pensacola State Lyceum Ticket Office on the Pensacola Campus of Pensacola State College. No credit cards will be accepted. Call 850-484-1847 for ticket information.

For more information, contact the conductor of the Civic Band, Don Snowden at or 850-484-1800.

Janet Puskar, 2/28/2013

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