New Philharmonic Presents:

The Music of John Williams

$40 per household | presented virtually

Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 & Sunday, Oct. 25, 3p

Show Details

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt

American composer, John Williams has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history. Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. The American Film Institute selected Williams’ score to the 1977’s Star Wars film as the greatest American film score of all time. Hear selections from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Jaws.

Join us after the performance for a virtual meet and greet with Maestro Kirk Muspratt!

This production is sponsored by the JCS Fund of DuPage Foundation:

Pre-show MAC Chats with various musicologists and Maestro Muspratt!
MAC Chats are FREE and will be available online prior to the performance. 


– Imperial March from Star Wars
– Cowboys Overture
– Jaws
– Close Encounters of the Third Kind
– Superman March
– Raiders March
– Adventures on Earth from E.T.
– Mission Theme
– Arr. Custer: Jurrasic Park
– Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter
Luke and Leia from Star Wars
Main Title from Star Wars
Flight to Neverland from Hook



1st Violin
Michele Lekas
Kristen Wiersum
Debra Ponko
Emily Nash
Sam Battista
Jo Marie Sison
Paula Johannesen2nd Violin
Mara Gallagher
Kristen LeJeune
Chikako Miyata
Nina Saito
Bill KronenbergViola
Ryan Rump
Sarah Tompkins
Jennifer SilkCello
Dorothy Deen
Melissa Bach
Claire Langenberg
Anne MonsonBass
Michael Meehan
John Rosenkrans
Carolyn May
Irene ClaudeOboe
Andrew Nogel
Andrew LietzaClarinet
Mary Payne
Lacy GarbarBassoon
Dianne Ryan
Lynette PralleHorn
Phil Stanley/Jeremiah Frederick
Matthew Oliphant
Matthew Bronstein
Mary Jo NeherTrumpet
William Denton/Michael Brozick
James Hahn
Amy Nelson
Tom Stark
Corey Sansolo
David BeckerTuba
Doug ZelinkaPercussion
David Victor
Andrew Cierny
Brandon PodjasekTimpani
James Bond-HarrisHarp
Nichole LuchsKeyboard
Patricia Lee


One day prior to the concert, you will receive an email with the link to access the concert online. On the date and time of each respective concert, click on the link received in the email and enjoy the show! 


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If you’re interested in purchasing tickets to all three virtual programs (The Music of John Williams, Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony and New Year’s Eve Concert), we’re offering a special three-concert $99/household subscription package. To subscribe, email, call (630) 942-3008, fill out the form, or click below to purchase online:

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New Philharmonic is grateful for season support from:

New Philharmonic is the winner of the 2020 Illinois Council of Orchestra’s
Programming of the Year Award.

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