Video Pick of the Week: John Williams and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla Play Vivaldi’s ‘Concerto for Lute in D Major’

John Williams playing guitar

I know we post a lot of stories and performances by/about the incomparable John Williams. What can I say? He’s one of the all-time greats, a player who has managed to stay relevant and near the top of his game for more than 60 years now—and April 24, 2021 marks his 80th birthday! Happy birthday, John! To celebrate this remarkable milestone, please enjoy this video of Mr. Williams and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla performing the wonderful three-movement Concerto for Lute in D Major, RV93, by the Baroque master Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). —Blair Jackson