The Dallas Wind Symphony showed a passion and love for music, delivering a stout performance that stirred the soul and brought back years of movie magic imagery.
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Concert Review: Oscar-Winning Winds

© The Flash List | David Dreher, contributing writer | November 16, 2012

Dallas Wind Symphony at Meyerson Symphony Center

Conducted by Jerry Junkin


One of the most successful American orchestral composers of the modern age, John Williams has transformed the landscape of Hollywood film music and been honored with five Academy Awards, seventeen Grammys, three Golden Globes, two Emmys, and five BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 


In honor of Williams’ iconic movie scores, the Dallas Wind Symphony performed a concert of Oscar-Winning Winds featuring the adventure of the "Star Wars Main Theme," the famous two-note motif of “Out to Sea” and “The Shark Cage Fugue” from Jaws, the heroic "Superman March," as well as "Hymn to the Fallen" from the critically acclaimed war epic Saving Private Ryan, the out-of-this-world “Adventures on Earth” from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, along with "The Adventures of Mutt" from Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and more.


The music of movies can bring about strong responses during a film. Your emotions rise and fall with the fanfares, sweeping themes, and lingering melodies. The performance of the Dallas Wind Symphony’s arrangement of the music of John Williams did well to elicit those same emotions. Whether or not you are an avid movie fan, people of all ages enjoyed the music and the experience. The crowd was diverse and easily ranged in age from 7 to 70. There was plenty of toe-tapping and head bobbing in recollection of the music.

The Dallas Wind Symphony and the conductor showed obvious passion and love for the music, delivering a stout performance that stirred the soul and brought back years of movie magic imagery. Playing music originally written for full symphony orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony did an amazing job covering the bases. It was an enjoyable evening where one could get out on the town, sit, relax, and let your mind wander as they filled your ears with beautiful music that stayed with you long after leaving the music hall.


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