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Anne Akiko Meyers To Honor John Williams On "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends"
GRAMMY-winning composer John Williams is responsible for striking a mood and setting the scene for so many classic films over the years. He composed many iconic GRAMMY-winning and -nominated scores, including for the Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones franchises. A few of the other classic films whose scores he also wrote – although there are many more – are Jaws, Schindler's List, and Saving Private Ryan, all three of which won him a GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television. It is hard to imagine what these movies – and so many others – would feel like if not set to his masterpieces.
On the upcoming broadcast of "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends," Williams, a Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient, will be honored by classical concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who will perform his haunting "Schindler's List."
"His absolute generosity with people, and his humanity, his person is so extraordinary," Meyers shares about Williams. "Not only is he just one of the greatest composers to ever write music, but he's so generous in his spirit and such a kind human being."
You can watch the performance during the special tribute concert that will air on PBS at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 (check your local listings) and will be available to stream starting the next day via pbs.org/gperf.