John Williams: Maestro of the Movies at the Hollywood Bowl

Watch the music of your favorite movies come alive at this annual LA event that's not to be missed!

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jurassic Park, Jaws - the soundtracks of these movies are in many ways as memorable as their stories. Join your fellow UChicago alumni on the Sunday night of Labor Day weekend for a staycation treat as we journey through the exciting soundtracks of the legendary film composer, John Williams. Following our group picnic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Newman, will guide us through the magical world of some of Hollywood’s greatest scores. Our experience will be given an added dimension as film clips are projected above the Bowl’s magnificent shell. John Williams will make an appearance himself - to remind us that we have lived through a special period of Hollywood history that he helped to create. Feel free to bring your Star Wars light saber to beat in time to the music. And to make the magic complete - the most faithful among us are welcome to come in costume for their favorite Williams's movie characters. Don’t be surprised if we see more than one Darth Vader in the audience!

Special Note: Tickets will be distributed electronically prior to the day of the concert, so it is imperative that the email you use to register for the event is current.

Pre-concert picnic: 5 p.m., Picnic Area 12 (see map link below): We’ll meet for a potluck dinner and socializing. Napkins, cups, silverware and plates provided. Bring your own dinner and drinks.

Transportation to and from the Bowl: Since parking on site is limited, the extremely convenient Park & Ride shuttle service is highly recommended. Click here for more information about arrival and departure options, including shuttles closest to you.

Click here for a map of the Bowl and the picnic areas.



Event Information

Cost: $44/person; includes picnic space, seat cushion and show ticket (picnic is potluck - please bring your own dinner and drinks)


5:00PM - 9:00PM Sun 1 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Hollywood Bowl Picnic Area 12
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Travis Dietz
Allisyn Cashdan
Guest of Allisyn Cashdan
Julia Zhu
Myles Alexander
Roberta La Manna
Guest of Roberta La Manna
Tilly Oren
Kathryn Hagerman Medina
Guest of Kathryn Hagerman Medi
Guest of Kathryn Hagerman Medi
Guest of Kathryn Hagerman Medi
Caroline Liu
Ryan Haddad
Chloe Haddad
Miriam Sills
Guest of Miriam Sills
Shelby Lane
Guest of Shelby Lane
Guy Mailly
Guest of Guy Mailly
David Bronner
Guest of David Bronner
Shao-Yi Qian
... a total of 26 guests.
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Event Contact
Travis Dietz, SB'13