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  • FIREWORKS FINALE WEEKEND AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL OFFERS THREE NIGHTS OF THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA WITH THOMAS WILKINS LEADING THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
  • Sep. 12, 2012
  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15, 2012, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012, AT 7:30 PM

     

    September 14 Promotion Partner: Hollywood & Highland Center

    The September 15 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Acura, Official Automotive Partner of the Hollywood Bowl

    September 16 Media Sponsor: 89.9 KCRW

     

    WHAT:          

    Three-time Grammy-winner and “musician’s musician” Brian Setzer and his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra come to the Hollywood Bowl for three nights of their innovative musical style, Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, at 8 pm, and Sunday, September 16, at 7:30 pm. For the first time, he and his big band will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Thomas Wilkins in such hits as “Stray Cat Strut,” “Jump Jive An’ Wail,” “Rock this Town.” These evenings of memorable performances are capped with the summer season finale of the Hollywood Bowl’s dazzling fireworks show.

    One of the elite few recognized as the electric guitar’s all-time greatest players, Brian Setzer’s trademark twang and fretboard fire are among rock ‘n’ roll’s most immediately identifiable. A consummate showman and preeminent musical re-animator, Setzer has brought contemporary power and his own distinctive vision to a stunning array of idioms, spanning rockabilly, swing, jump blues, boogie-woogie, classical, big band jazz, and countless variations on straight-up rock ‘n’ roll. Known for his daring approach towards diverse musical styles, he founded the Brian Setzer Orchestra in 1990, singlehandedly resurrecting a second forgotten genre in swing. He proved its paramount practitioner, with 1998’s The Dirty Boogie earning two Grammy awards, including a “Best Pop Performance” trophy for the worldwide hit rendition of Louis Prima’s immortal “Jump, Jive an’ Wail.” A third Grammy Award, for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance,” followed in 2000. In addition to its steady streak of live recordings, the BSO have also become a Christmas tradition all their own via a series of holiday-themed collections, live DVDs, and annual Yuletide tours.   

    Thomas Wilkins has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 2008. He is also Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, a position he has held since 2005, and he holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony. Wilkins is hailed as a master at communicating and connecting with audiences. Following his highly successful first season with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Globe named him among the “Best People and Ideas of 2011.”

                           

    WHO:           

    BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

     THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

                             

    For full artists biographies, please visit:  http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/setzer

     

                    

    WHEN:          

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012, AT 7:30 PM         

                                                     

    WHERE:        

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

     

    HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:        

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org        

    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org