John Williams’ movie music at Wolf Trap

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at one of the most prolific careers in film composing history.

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

WASHINGTON – Forty-seven Oscar nominations. Five wins. One “instrumental” career.

John Williams is the “superman” of movie music.

He came to D.C. this week to conduct his “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” at the Capitol Fourth celebration on Independence Day.

Saturday, the National Symphony Orchestra will perform some of his most famous themes at a special show at Wolf Trap.

Click here for ticket info.

How many John Williams themes do you know? You may be surprised.

Check out the gallery to the right for my Top 20 John Williams scores of all time.

Read more from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley by clicking “Fraley on Film” under the “Living” tab above, following @JasonFraleyWTOP on Twitter, and checking out his blog, The Film Spectrum.

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