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Steven Spielberg, John Williams To Join DSO For Benefit

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Filmmaker and honoree Steven Spielberg speaks onstage at the Foundation for the National Archives 2013 Records of Achievement award ceremony and gala in honor of Steven Spielberg on November 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Foundation for the National Archives)

Filmmaker and honoree Steven Spielberg speaks onstage at the Foundation for the National Archives 2013 Records of Achievement award ceremony and gala in honor of Steven Spielberg on November 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Foundation for the National Archives)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – If you’ve never been to the symphony, this may the time to check it out. Director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a special benefit concert on June 14.

Williams will conduct the DSO as it performs selections from some of his most popular scores from blockbuster films including “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones,” “Schindler’s List” and more.

Spielberg will join Williams to host the second half of the evening. He’ll present selections from his decades-long artistic collaboration with Williams, including selected film clips projected on an oversized screen above the orchestra.

Williams last conducted the DSO in 2008.

“The Detroit Symphony is one of our country’s great artistic treasures, and it’s always a privilege and a joy to make music with them,” said Williams in a media release.

Tickets will be available starting April 14 for the concert, which will benefit the Detroit Symphony. Both Spielberg and Williams are donating their services for the event which takes place Saturday, June 14  at 7 p.m.

“On behalf of Leonard Slatkin and the entire DSO family, we want to acknowledge John and Steven’s incredible generosity and thank them for their support,” said DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons. “We are collectively and individually indebted to them for their ongoing creative contributions and we look forward to celebrating their extraordinary collaboration at this very special evening with the DSO.”

Tickets will be available from $30 to $250 online at this link. Or call the box office at 313-576-5111, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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