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  • The 2019 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season Celebrates Oscar®-Winning Films and Iconic Music by John Williams, George Gershwin, Nicholas Hooper, and More
  • Jun. 26, 2019
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM, Jurassic Park, and
    An American in Paris – full films with live orchestra

    America in Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969
    moon landing

    Maestro of the Movies, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, and Black
    Movie Soundtrack Return to the Bowl

    (Los Angeles, June 26, 2019) ­–This summer season at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates Academy Award-winning films and iconic music by some of the biggest names in film music: John Williams’ stirring score for Jurassic Park; beloved music of George Gershwin from the Oscar®-winning film An American Paris; and Nicholas Hooper’s spectacular score for Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM. Each film is shown in full on the Bowl’s giant screen with the orchestra performing the music live.

    These feature film nights at the Bowl kick off this Saturday, June 29, at 8pm with Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM in Concert, with conductor Sarah Hicks leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Hooper’s score. On Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, it’s the original Jurassic Park with David Newman leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Williams’ iconic score. On Thursday, September 12, the LA Phil, conducted by Brett Mitchell, presents the digitally-restored An American in Paris, winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, featuring a treasure trove of Gershwin classics.

    On Thursday, August 15, Newman and the LA Phil take us to the moon with America in Space, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 voyage with Hollywood film clips, honoring this monumental achievement in human history, and looking forward to the future of American space travel.

    The celebration of film music continues with three nights of Maestro of the Movies, on August 30 and 31, and September 1, featuring famous selections from John Williams’ incomparable film scores. David Newman conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Williams himself introduces these beloved music highlights.

    Following a Hollywood Bowl tradition, the 2019 summer season also sees the return of the annual Sing-A-Long Sound of Music and the ever-popular costume parade and contest, on Saturday, September 21, hosted by Melissa Peterman. This year, winners will be chosen and prizes will be given out in separate categories for adults and children.

    The 2019 season also sees the return of Black Movie Soundtrack III on September 25. Marcus Miller and Reginald Hudlin’s celebration of black movies is hosted by comedian/musician Craig Robinson. This year’s installment features new clips, special guests El DeBarge, Dionne Farris, BeBe Winans, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Vince Mendoza.

    All movie nights are family- and costume-friendly.

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    CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS:

    Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM in Concert
    Saturday, June 29, at 8PM
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
    Sarah Hicks, conductor

    The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort is back, but the Ministry of Magic tries to keep a lid on the truth – including appointing a new, power-hungry Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train students for the wizarding war ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits!

    HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are ©️ & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©️ JKR. (s19)

    America in Space
    Thursday, August 15, at 8PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    David Newman, conductor

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, film clips with live accompaniment will take us back to that awesome and unbelievable time in history and explore how the future of space exploration has animated the imagination of Hollywood filmmakers.

    Jurassic Park in Concert
    Friday, August 16, at 8 PM and Saturday, August 17, at 8PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    David Newman, conductor

    Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience it now, projected in HD with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

    Jurassic Park is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

    Maestro of the Movies
    Friday, August 30, at 8PM, Saturday, August 31, at 8PM, and Sunday, September 1, at 7:30PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    David Newman, conductor
    John Williams, special guest

    John Williams’ history with the Hollywood Bowl is legendary, and this year, our beloved master of cinematic scores introduces a memorable evening of his movie music to be conducted by his colleague and friend maestro David Newman, including some selections performed with film clips. It’s an unforgettable concert not to be missed!

    An American in Paris
    Thursday, September 12, at 8PM
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Brett Mitchell, conductor

     An American In Paris – film with live score

     Digitally restored, this classic film boasts a treasury of music by George Gershwin including some of his most memorable songs, plus the climactic dance finale set to his An American in Paris.

     

    Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
    Saturday, September 21, at 6PM (pre-show), 7:30PM (film)
    Melissa Peterman, host

    Sing along with the von Trapps and thousands of fellow music fans. Don a clever costume for the pre-show contest – complete with prizes for the best-dressed adults and kids – with hilarious host Melissa Peterman at the Bowl’s special screening of the Oscar®-winning film.

     

    Black Movie Soundtrack III
    Wednesday, September 25, at 8PM
    Marcus Miller, musical director
    Craig Robinson, host
    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
    Vince Mendoza, conductor
    El DeBarge
    Dionne Farris
    BeBe Winans

    The third installment of Marcus Miller and Reginald Hudlin’s hugely popular celebration of black movie music returns! Hosted by the very funny comedian/musician Craig Robinson, this year’s installment promises new clips, special guests, and some fan favorites.

    For more information, please visit: hollywoodbowl.com

     

    Tickets for the 2019 Hollywood Bowl summer season are currently available, online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000.

     

    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 in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com

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