Happy holidays to all my blogger friends and readers! It’s Christmas, and I’m finally feeling the holiday spirit. It’s taken me so long to feel the holiday festivity, but I finally found it when I went to a John Williams’ concert at the Seoul Arts Centre on Friday, December 23rd! In November, I discovered that Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was going to perform a whole slew of Williams’ film music. I saw that the tickets’ prices were reasonable (70,000 won for the best ones!), so I bought two in the hopes of finding someone to go with me. I did find a friend who was interested, and we went together to this magical concert!
At the concert, they performed the following pieces:
– Symphonic Suite from Harry Potter
– Theme from Jurassic Park
– Theme from JFK
– Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
– The Flight to Neverland from Hook
– March from Superman
– Somewhere in My Memory & Star of Bethlehem from Home Alone
– Theme from E.T.
– Theme from Schindler’s List
– The Shark Theme from Jaws
– Throne Room & Finale from Star Wars
– The Imperial March from Star Wars
While I thoroughly enjoyed all of them very much, the one that affected me the most was “Flight to Neverland” from Hook. Hook is one of those movies that will always hold a special place in my heart. While the critics panned the film, with even Steven Spielberg saying it’s not his best work, I beg to differ. This film’s magical, with a great plot, the right amount of comedy and drama, great acting from wonderful actors, and a superb soundtrack by Williams.
Hearing “Flight to Neverland” at the concert thoroughly reminded me of all the reasons why I love Hook. This piece effectively put me in a magical holiday mood. This piece gives off an exciting feel, and it also gives me a feeling of hope. I feel like I am journeying on a new adventure, and with 2016 coming to an end, I hope 2017 will be a better year for all of us. Let us forget 2016, but let’s enjoy the holiday season first! ^_^
Are you familiar with this piece? What do you think of this song? Have you seen the film? Let me know in the comments!