John Williams Eyes Retirement After Scoring ‘Indiana Jones 5’

John Williams suggested that “Indiana Jones 5”This could be his last film. The Oscar-winning composer and legendary musician behind the soundtracks. “Jaws” (1976), “Star Wars” (1977), “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”(1982) More teased the news with an interview Associated Press, “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film. So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”

Williams, 90, spoke out about the six-month commitment that blockbuster films often require. He stated, “At this point in life, [it’s]  a long commitment to me.” But five-time Oscar winner Williams made it clear that he wasn’t going to close the door on music. Williams said: “I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity.”

Williams was most recently back to score the Star Wars Universe’s signature theme for Disney Plus. “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”He says that he would rather spend his time on music and concert music.

The album was also released by him. “A Gathering of Friends,”A collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma the cellist. The album was recorded with New York Philharmonic orchestra. It features a new arrangement from the theme. “Schindler’s List.” Other highlightsFrom  Williams film music catalog are Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of “With Malice Toward None,” from “Lincoln,”And a guitar-cello arrangement “A Prayer for Peace”From “Munich.”

Tonight Williams will be performing at the Kennedy Center as part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “amazing” program. “90th birthday gala concert”Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, and Steven Spielberg are featured.

Williams was the first person to reach the milestone of nine decades in February. “It’s given me the ability to breathe, the ability to live and understand that there’s more to corporal life. Without being religious, which I’m not especially, there is a spiritual life, an artistic life, a realm that’s above the mundanities of everyday realities. Music can raise one’s thinking to the level of poetry. We can reflect on how necessary music has been for humanity. I always like to speculate that music is older than language, that we were probably beating drums and blowing on reeds before we could speak. So it’s an essential part of our humanity.”

He concluded: “It’s given me my life.”

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