Every summer, the Hollywood Bowl becomes a showcase for film music — sometimes live-to-picture concerts, sometimes potpourri evenings of classic movie music, always an end-of-summer bash featuring the legendary John Williams. It’s been my pleasure (for more than 20 years now) to provide program notes for many of these evenings, as these concerts often feature music not previously played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic or the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. This year they included notes for “America in Space,” the annual Williams concert, and a live-to-picture presentation of the 1951 classic An American in Paris. The latter was especially fun to research, watch again and write about. Click on the image at left.