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Chances are you’re familiar with John Williams, even if you don’t know his name. A composer and pianist, Mr. Williams wrote the scores of every movie Steven Spielberg directed except for “The Color Purple.” Among the best of his oeuvre are the dread-inducing two-note cello theme for “Jaws,” the playful “Parade of the Ewoks” and foreboding “Imperial March” in the “Star Wars” films, and the majestic horn lines of the “Jurassic Park” theme. While you can’t watch Mr. Williams at the Strathmore Music Center, you do get the next best thing: the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has a knack for bringing movie music to life. July 21 at the Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda. Phone: 301/581-5100. Web: www.strathmore.org

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