New Version of National Anthem to be Revealed Tonight

John WilliamsRenowned composer and director, John Williams will unveil a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” – the national anthem of the United States of America.

Tonight, during “The Capitol Fourth”  celebration, Mr. Williams will direct the talents of the National Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and Joint Armed Forces Chorus while they perform his new version of Francis Scott Key’s song.

This marks the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

For those not in Washington D.C. this evening, you can watch the celebration on PBS beginning at 8pm Eastern Time.