When: Thu., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Fri., Dec. 22, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. 2017
John Williams has been composing music for film and television for more than 60 years, scoring everything from twenty episodes of Gilligan's Island to well-known and -loved scores for Star Wars and the Indiana Jones movies. The breadth and quality of his work have made him the best-known composer of the twentieth century. David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony celebrate that heritage with The Music of John Williams. The program includes the big hits (E.T., Schindler's List and Superman) as well as Williams' score for the short-lived TV western The Cowboys. The Music of John Williams is performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday (December 21 to 23) at Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; www.slso.org). Tickets are $40 to $76.