2 Days Ago, In An Auditorium 20 Or So Minutes Away…

Spend enough time with me (or just check out my iPod), and you’ll figure out pretty quickly that I’m … let’s severely understate it and just say I’m rather fixated on film music.  I know next to nothing about current pop trends, but give me a Herrmann or a Goldsmith and I’m completely in my element.  In fact, being a film composer has been a near-lifelong fantasy of mine.  (Which I know will inspire at least one comment from a certain individual asking why I never did anything about that…)

So it goes without saying that I was thrilled when one of my birthday presents a few months back consisted of tickets to Friday night’s performance of the San Antonio Symphony, “Star Wars & More John Williams”.  That title more or less says it all – Williams is arguably the most famous of all film composers, and even if you don’t know his name, you know the soundtrack that introduced film music to my generation.  My day was made two months before I even had to wake up to it. Continue reading