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  • Diana Ross Sings Memories with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to Open the Hollywood Bowl's 97th Season
  • Apr. 25, 2018

     Annual Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Benefits the LA Phil
    and its Education and Community Programs

     Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 8 PM

    Single Tickets Available Sunday, April 29, at 10 AM

    Los Angeles, CA (April 25, 2018) - Living legend Diana Ross sings memories with the

    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (HBO) to open the iconic venue's 97th season,

    Saturday, June 16, at 8 PM.

    The evening begins with an overture played by the HBO, led by Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins, followed by a special performance with members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) side-by-side with the HBO.

    Diana Ross headlines the festive evening, performing hits from her vast and historic catalogue of fan favorites accompanied by the HBO and Wilkins. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

    Ross has had an iconic career spanning more than 50 years in the entertainment industry, including music, film, television, theater and fashion. Ross recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and the Kennedy Center Honor. She is an Academy Award nominee, has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Grammy Awards' highest recognition: The Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for singles ticket sales Sunday, April 29, at 10 AM.

    Opening Night tickets are also available now by purchasing a subscription, 5-or-More, or buying a VIP Package. Please call the box office at 323 850 2000, or visit for more information.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music; organ and celebrity recitals; new music, jazz, world music, and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

    About the Hollywood Bowl

    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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards and was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. 


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    Sophie Jefferies,, 213 972 3422
    Lisa White,, 213 972 3408
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    Laura Cohen,, 310 867 3897