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  • A "DREAM" SUMMER WEEKEND…"FIREWORKS FINALE: A DREAM OF AFRICA"
  • Sept. 13, 2002
  • MIRIAM MAKEBA JOINS JOHN MAUCERI, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA, AND THE PAUL SMITH SINGERS

    Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 at 8:30 PM

    Sunday, September 15 at 7:30 PM

    September 13 Media Sponsor: Star 98.7

    September 14 Sponsored by Viking Office Products/Office Depot; Media Sponsors: KLON 88.1 FM, 94.7 THE WAVE

    September 15 Sponsored by Kendall-Jackson Winery; Media Sponsor: KPCC 89.3 FM

    On September 13, 14, and 15, Principal Conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra present the Bowl's annual end-of-season spectacular, this year featuring music from film and the concert hall focusing on the continent of Africa, with special guest Miriam Makeba and her band. "Fireworks Finale: A Dream of Africa" program highlights include familiar works by African and African-American composers, as well as excerpts from Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra, Amistad, Out of Africa, and more. Fireworks top off the evening, choreographed to music from Disney's The Lion King.

    Returning to the Bowl, the original world music diva MIRIAM MAKEBA or Mama Africa as she is known around the world, has toured the world as a featured artist with Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, and Dizzy Gillespie in addition to having headlined on The Pope's Christmas in the Vatican. One of her most popular songs, Wimoweh, has been translated into English from the original Xhosa, and is now well known as The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Makeba became the first African recording artist to be awarded a Grammy award, for the recording of An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba. Makeba began her musical career in South Africa but was exiled from the country in 1960. Makeba's role as an anti-apartheid spokesperson and her contributions to civil rights have earned her both an ambassadorship with the United Nations and many international humanitarian awards. She last appeared at the Bowl in 2000.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, September 13, 8:30 PM

    Saturday, September 14, 8:30 PM

    Sunday, September 15, 7:30 PM


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL (2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood)

    Fireworks Finale: A Dream of Africa

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

    JOHN MAUCERI, conductor

    MIRIAM MAKEBA, special guest

    PAUL SMITH SINGERS (Paul Smith, director)

    Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia

    North: Cleopatra Enters Rome

    Sowande: African Suite - Movement 2, "Nostalgia"

    Barry: Out of Africa

    Ellington (arr. Gould): Caravan

    Williams: Amistad

    Still: Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" - Movement 3, "Humor"

       Set with Miriam Makeba TBA

    John/Zimmer: Music from The Lion King (with fireworks)

    September 13 Media Sponsor: Star 98.7

    September 14 Sponsored by Viking Office Products/Office Depot; Media Sponsors: KLON 88.1 FM, 94.7 THE WAVE

    September 15 Sponsored by Kendall-Jackson Winery; Media Sponsor: KPCC 89.3 FM

    Tickets ($3 - $90) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at hollywoodbowl.com. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, (323) 850-2047; Rachelle Roe, (323) 850-2032