The Hollywood Bowl, in cooperation with the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) Foundation and the Hallmark Channel, present the first-ever “Don’t Touch that Remote... It's T.V. Night at the Bowl” on Sunday, August 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Hollywood Bowl. This Celebration of Television Music is hosted by Emmy Award-winner Mary Tyler Moore and features Principal Conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Special guests for the evening include Kelsey Grammer, Jason Alexander, Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor Mike Post (“NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Rockford Files”), Jane Krakowski, Florence Henderson, Connie Stevens, Johnny Crawford, Ja'Net Dubois, Lauren Frost, Robert Guillaume, Shirley Jones, Amy Keys, Fred White, and the Faithful Central Bible Church Choir, among others.
The program spotlights some of the most recognized theme songs and scores in television history. Under the baton of Mauceri, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs throughout the two-and-a-half hour event, which features footage of historic programs with music by some of television’s most respected composers. Program highlights include a Lonesome Dove suite by composer Basil Poledouris; a "Variety Show Duet" with Jason Alexander and Jane Krakowski; a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Hallmark Hall of Fame; a Mike Post T.V. theme medley (conducted by Post) with music from The Rockford Files, The Greatest American Hero, Law and Order, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and more; a Victory at Sea suite created by John Mauceri and narrated by Robert Guillaume; a Star Trek suite with film clips plus music by Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith and Dennis McCarthy; a "TV Theme Song Audience Sing-a-Long" (including The Mickey Mouse Club, The Addams Family, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Jeffersons, and others; a West Wing suite by W. G. Snuffy Walden; and a memorial tribute. Most of the suites were created for this event by their original composers.
“The ATAS Foundation is dedicated and committed to preserving the illustrious history and artistry of television,” says Tom Sarnoff, Chairman ATAS Foundation. “We have enlisted Emmy winning producer Steve Binder, who will executive produce and direct the evening’s program, to showcase some of the best and most memorable television music.”
Added Margaret Loesch, Vice-Chairman ATAS Foundation and President and CEO Crown Media United States, LLC, which operates the Hallmark Channel U.S., “It's an honor and a special treat to be affiliated with the Academy Foundation, Mary Tyler Moore and the Hollywood Bowl for the premiere of this very special event celebrating television music. In addition, we're delighted to join in honoring the prestigious Hallmark Hall of Fame on its 50th anniversary and the award-winning programming from Hallmark Entertainment, both of which are featured on the Hallmark Channel. It promises to be a wonderful night of musical memories and extraordinary performances.”
Proceeds from a portion of ticket sales benefit the Academy Foundation’s Education Programs and its Archive of American Television.
The many programs and activities housed under the umbrella of the ATAS Foundation include the Archive of American Television, S.T.A.R.T. Communications, Educational Programs and Services which include Student Internship Program, College Faculty Seminars, College Television Awards, and Visiting Professionals Program. Other programs include the ATAS/UCLA Collection of Historic Television, and the ATAS/USC Foundation Library.
The Hallmark Channel will be a 24-hour television network that provides high-quality, broad-appeal, entertainment programming to a national audience of nearly 31 million subscribers in the U.S. The program service is distributed through 1,500 cable systems, DirecTV (Channel 312) and EchoStar (DISH Channel 185) direct-to-home satellite services and C-Band dish owners across the country. The Hallmark Channel is owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ NM: CRWN, ASE: CRWN), which distributes one global cable brand: the Hallmark Channel in the U.S. and in more than 101 international markets. The combined channels have more than 67 million subscribers worldwide.
To purchase VIP premiere box seats to benefit the ATAS Foundation, contact Suzanne Marie Gutierrez, director of corporate relations or Yoko Anorga, manager of corporate relations, at (818) 754-2816. General tickets ($1-75) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.
The evening is sponsored by TelechaT.
Media sponsor for the evening is KOST 103.5 FM.
JOHN MAUCERI’s accomplishments extend nationally and internationally, not only to the world's greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, before large television and radio audiences, and in recording studios and major publications. Mauceri has received substantial recognition for his work as one of the principal forces behind the movement to preserve two of America's great art forms, the American musical and music for the American cinema. He is equally at home conducting artists ranging from Plácido Domingo (during a live broadcast of the Grammy Awards) to Madonna (with whom he recorded the soundtrack to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita), from Garth Brooks (an inaugural inductee into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame) to the Smashing Pumpkins (for the 1996 MTV Music Awards). Carol Burnett, Chicago, John Denver, Rodney Gilfry, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Eaglen, Jennifer Larmore, Patrick Stewart, Tito Puente, Charlotte Church, and Trisha Yearwood are among the multitude of artists who have performed with Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Mauceri's first recordings with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra reached the "Top Ten" in Billboard's crossover chart, and one received Germany's highest award, the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize. To date, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra has made four successful tours to Japan and one to Brazil. Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra have presented an astonishing number of premieres, and under Mauceri's tenure, opera and ballet returned to the Bowl's stage. In addition to his Hollywood Bowl position, Mauceri has served as music director for the Pittsburgh Opera since June 2000. The only American ever to have held the post of music director of an opera house in Great Britain and Italy, he served as music director of the Scottish Opera, and recently completed his three-year tenure as music director (direttore stabile) of the Teatro Reggio in Turino.
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HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood
"DON'T TOUCH THAT REMOTE... IT'S T.V. NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!"
JOHN MAUCERI, Principal Conductor
HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
MARY TYLER MOORE, host
KELSEY GRAMMER, JASON ALEXANDER, JANE KRAKOWSKI, FLORENCE HENDERSON, CONNIE STEVENS, JOHNNY CRAWFORD, JA'NET DUBOIS, COMPOSER MIKE POST, LAUREN FROST, ROBERT GUILLAUME, SHIRLEY JONES, AMY KEYS, FRED WHITE, AND THE FAITHFUL CENTRAL BIBLE CHURCH CHOIR and others, special guests
Concert Sponsored By TelechaT
Media Sponsor: KOST 103.5 FM
To purchase VIP premiere box seats to benefit the ATAS Foundation, contact Suzanne Marie Gutierrez, director of corporate relations or Yoko Anorga, manager of corporate relations, at (818) 754-2816. Tickets ($1-75) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.
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