LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Film composer John Williams will conduct a performance with the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles and solo violinist Bing Wang at USC Shoah Foundation's Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles, honoring Mellody Hobson and George Lucas. The evening will include special appearances by James Corden from The Late Late Show, and celebrated artists and activists Harrison Ford and Kerry Washington.
Williams, a five-time Academy Award winner, has collaborated with Institute founder Steven Spielberg and George Lucas on many of the most iconic films in the history of cinema. He composed the scores for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises, and won Oscars for the scores to Spielberg's Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Schindler's List. The latter film would inspire Spielberg to establish the Shoah Foundation in 1994.
"For more than 40 years, George and I been in awe of John's unique talent," Spielberg said. "He transforms stories on screen into even more exciting experiences or ones that are even more profoundly moving. And it is always a very special treat to hear his performances live."
About USC Shoah Foundation
USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio- visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of more than 54,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive® preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. Visual History Archive is a registered trademark of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
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