The most famous of Hollywood composers, John Williams, performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last night.

In a surprise performance, Williams debuted the first piece of new music from the upcoming fifth “Indiana Jones” film, a track dubbed “Helena’s Theme” which ties to actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character in the film.

Video of the performance has gone online – including a copy by cinematographer Chuck Ozeas which can be seen below and which the film’s director James Mangold has linked to. Williams has previously indicated the movie will mark his final film score composition.

Before playing the piece, 90-year-old Williams explained he had talked to Mangold last week as they were recording the music, with Mangold the one suggesting he play it at his Bowl performance.

Williams calls the Helena character “an adventuress… a femme fatale” with her theme playing “like an old movie star”. Waller-Bridge’s Helena joins Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones along with Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, and Boyd Holbrook in the film, which opens June 30th next year.

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