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  • THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FIRST GLIMPSE OF HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON
  • Nov. 3, 2014
  • LIVING LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON TO JOIN THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC FOR JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR 

    Full Season Announcement to come in February, 2015

    Los Angeles, CA (November 3, 2014) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today the first glimpse of the 2015 Hollywood Bowl summer season, with the entire season to be announced in February, 2015.

    Legendary Motown icon and Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson will join the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, Thursday through Saturday, July 2 – 4, 2015, at 7:30 pm. Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” Robinson, during the course of his 50-year career in music, has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric. Most recently, Robinson released Smokey and Friends, a special duets album which features Robinson alongside a celebrated roster of contemporary and classic artists - including Elton John, John Legend, Steven Tyler and Mary J. Blige.

    The Hollywood Bowl July 4th holiday celebration offers the incredible outdoor setting of the iconic venue, Motown favorites from Robinson, patriotic music from the LA Phil, and a spectacular fireworks display. Considered one of Southern California’s top Independence Day pyrotechnic displays, the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl has become a local family tradition. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are half price.

    Dates for popular annual concerts have also been set, including: Opening Night (June 20), Smooth Summer Jazz (August 23), “The Big Picture” Movie Night (September 6), and Sing-A-Long Sound of Music (June 26).

    With the Hollywood Bowl serving as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 90 years, the 2015 season continues the tradition of offering classical concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night, with star-studded programming:

    • Concerts led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel including Carmina Burana with the LA Master Chorale and LA Children’s Chorus
    • Former LA Phil Resident Conductor Lionel Bringuier kicking off the Bowl’s classical season
    • Passionate pianist Khatia Buniatishvili making her Hollywood Bowl debut
    • Bowl favorite Bramwell Tovey conducting programs throughout the season
    • Performances with American Ballet Theatre
    • Dynamic Assistant Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the LA Phil
    • Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing the music of Gershwin
    • An evening featuring Tan Dun’s film music for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero
       

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

    • Subscription online renewals are available November 3, 2014. 
    • Subscription mail renewals will be available November 14, 2014.
    • New subscriptions and group sales will be available February 10, 2015.
    • “Five or More” packages will be available March 17, 2015.
    • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales May 3, 2015

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl.” In February 2014, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the tenth year in a row at the 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org
    Andrew Schwartz, 213.972.3406, aschwartz@laphil.org
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.3897, lcmediapr@gmail.com