Five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to help shore up the musicians' pension fund.
The June 4 program will showcase the composer's notable movie scores, which include “Star Wars,” “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Indiana Jones” and “Harry Potter.”
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra had a $500,000 spike in pension obligations for the musicians last year, a spokeswoman said.
Mr. Williams is donating his services for the event at the invitation of BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. He retired as musical director of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1993.