Williams to score The Papers, not Ready Player One

In an exclusive for Variety, Jon Burlingame reports that Alan Silvestri will score Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, while John Williams will score The Papers, as both films will be in post-production simultaneously.

Markings for Anne-Sophie Mutter

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, violinst Anne-Sophie Mutter will premiere Markings, for solo violin, string orchestra and hapr, a new work composed expressly for her by John Williams. Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony, will conduct the BSO in a program that also features the Tchaikovsky violin concerto and Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique. Tickets to this performance, as well as an open rehearsal the morning of July 15, go on sale January 23. Mutter has for some time been asking Williams to compose a work for her. “He wrote a beautiful violin concerto in the 1970s,” she told The Wall Street Journal in 2015. “What he could bring to a new composition now is just tremendous.”