The Spokane Symphony dedicates its second Pops concert to John Williams' film music

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Everyone knows at least one John Williams’ tune.

The composer John Williams could have retired at age 50 and still left an immense musical legacy. By that point, he had scored films like Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — each so memorable that they transcended the silver screen. You don’t need to have even seen Jaws to recognize the threat contained in the alternating two-note pattern of its theme.

Clearly, Williams didn’t stop there.

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