Lenox – Friday, August 25, is your last chance this summer to see Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra perform a live-to-picture concert at Tanglewood as they present John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score to Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. It’s the orchestra’s second live-to-picture show of the 2017 Tanglewood season.
In June, when the Pops performed a live-to-picture concert of John Williams’ score to Steven Spielberg’s classic blockbuster Jaws, The Edge provided many frightening technical details about how the Pops, Mr. Lockhart, and a team of world-renowned engineers pulled it off. It’s scary stuff. Not for the faint of heart. (See also the Pops’ own live-to-picture tutorial.)
During the summer of 2016, Lockhart and the Pops gave an electrifying live-to-picture performance of Williams’ score to Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Everything in that show came together like clockwork. (As a matter of fact, it was clockwork.)
If you’ve never seen a symphony orchestra perform a movie score in sync with a moving picture, then one of life’s greatest thrills awaits you. It’s a devilishly difficult technical feat for the performers and an exhilarating entertainment experience for audiences. Guaranteed to amaze.