John Williams Remembers ‘Jaws’ as Harp Concerto Opens Carnegie

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Looking back on sharks and ahead to Tintin’s dog, Oscar-winning composer John Williams described his new ode to a few favorite trees.

This is the harp concerto that the Boston Symphony plays tonight as Carnegie Hall opens for the season without the orchestra’s maestro -- James Levine needs back surgery and Daniele Gatti will take his place.

The busy 77-year-old composer (“Star Wars,” “Jaws,” “ET,” “Schindler’s List’’) spoke by phone from his studio in Los Angeles.

Read the interview here