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MAY 12-13

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live!

 Location: Robinson Center

Credits

Production Credits

Philip Mann, conductor

Music by John Williams

May 12, 2018
Saturday at 7:30 PM 

May 13, 2018
Sunday at 3:00 PM

 

About the Concert

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Film with Orchestra

Special 35th Anniversary Celebration (2016)

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Indy’s quest takes him to Nepal and Egypt, reuniting him with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman), and an ex-flame (Karen Allen) who falls somewhere in between. Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.

A Note from the Composer

In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes. Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg.

Speaking for myself, I must say that the experience of composing the music for this film, and for the subsequent installments in the series, was a very happy one, and offered me a wild and truly joyous ride. I’m especially delighted that the magnificent Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has agreed to perform the music this evening in a live presentation of the movie.

I know I speak for everyone connected with the making of the Raiders in saying that we are greatly honored by this event… and I hope that tonight’s audience will experience some measure of the joy and fun we did when making the film nearly thirty-five years ago.

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John Williams

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents
A LUCASFILM Production
A STEVEN SPIELBERG Film

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Starring HARRISON FORD
KAREN ALLEN
PAUL FREEMAN
RONALD LACEY
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
DENHOLM ELLIOTT
 Music by
JOHN WILLIAMS
Executive Producers
GEORGE LUCAS and
HOWARD KAZANJIAN
Screenplay by
LAWRENCE KASDAN
Story by
GEORGE LUCAS and
PHILIP KAUFMAN
Produced by
FRANK MARSHALL
Directed by
STEVEN SPIELBERG

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This program is a presentation of the complete film Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live performance of the film’s entire score, including music played by the orchestra during the end credits. Out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members, please remain seated until the conclusion of the credits.

“RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” Licensed by LUCASFILM LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
This program licensed by LUCASFILM LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos ©1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

MUSIC WRITTEN BY JOHN WILLIAMS
BANTHA MUSIC (BMI)
ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION.


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