John Williams at 80: A Classic FM Interview Special will air this Monday (August 27) at 8pm on the Global Radio station.
During the two-hour programme, Williams will look back over his life and career in this, his 80th birthday year. He has written iconic blockbuster film scores such as Star Wars, E.T, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Superman.
Williams will discuss how he started out as a pianist and composer in Hollywood studios through to getting his break when he received a call from Alfred Hitchcock.
Featuring many of Williams’ legendary film themes, the programme will be presented by a new voice to Classic FM, Tommy Pearson. A film music expert, Pearson regularly hosts movie concerts for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
This week, it was announced that John Williams will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Classic BRIT Awards 2012, hosted by Classic FM presenter Myleene Klass this October.
Classic FM’s Managing Editor Sam Jackson said: “John Williams is a true music legend. With a career spanning more than six decades, he has introduced millions of people around the world to classical music for the first time. Our exclusive interview with him will be a must-listen.”
John Williams at 80: A Classic FM Interview Special will be broadcast on Monday 27th August at 8pm on Classic FM, available on 100-102 FM, digital and online at classicm.com