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John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala
John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala

The event: The LA Phil 2014 Gala launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season Tuesday with “A Celebration of John Williams” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, raising a whopping $3.5 million for the organization and its education programs.  It was fitting that the night's honoree is a giant of the music scene, a composer who has won multiple Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy and Academy awards and who is considered one of the greatest of all time for his film scores.   The performance: Superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman played selections from “Schindler’s List,” for which Williams won one of his five Academy Awards. On a screen behind...

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