E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Superman. If you know the soundtrack to any of these movies, then you’re already familiar with the music of John Williams. Throughout his 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg, he has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films. Now these hits are brought to life in Atlantic Wind Symphony's performance themed "The Movies," under the direction of conductor, Joel M. Levy.
Formed in 1968, the Atlantic Wind Symphony is the oldest fully professional concert band on Long Island. The Symphony prides itself on using only Long Island musicians and has performed throughout Long Island, New York City and Westchester County for summer programs at parks as well numerous private country clubs. Our parks performances have included Morgan Park and Eisenhower Park in Nassau County and as far east as Westhampton and Quogue in Suffolk County. The Symphony made its premiere Carnegie Hall performance in March of 1998.
Atlantic Wind Symphony strives to develop a love and appreciation for the concert band as a musical performing medium and to provide concerts, on a not-for-profit basis for the people of Long Island in addition to the members’ pursuit of artistic excellence.