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  • AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN PROGRAM CELEBRATING THE OLYMPIC GAMES
  • Aug. 27, 2004

  • Former Olympian Bruce Jenner is Special Guest

    Program Includes Video Montage of Great Moments in
    Olympic History Projected onto the Bowl's Screens

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, and SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, at 8:30PM

    August 27 sponsored by AT&T; media support provided by KRTH

    August 28 is a Lexus Passionate Performance; media support provided by KCBS and KCAL

    Olympic fever hits the Hollywood Bowl as Academy Award-winning composer/conductor John Williams returns to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program celebrating the Olympic Games on Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28, at 8:30 p.m. Williams leads the orchestra in a program of music that defines the modern Olympiad, including pieces composed for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The orchestra also performs music from Williams' most celebrated film scores including Superman, Amistad, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as a suite from the Harry Potter films.

    The program is introduced by special guest and former Olympian Bruce Jenner. A video montage highlighting great moments in Olympic history will also be projected onto the Bowl's screens to accompany the music.

    Composer/conductor JOHN WILLIAMS is one of the most respected and honored composers of film and concert music, and is Laureate Conductor of the Boston Pops, where he held the post of conductor for 14 highly successful seasons. He has composed the music and served as music director for more than 100 films, and has been honored with five Oscars (he is the most nominated living person with 42 Oscar nominations, his most recent for Catch Me If You Can), three Golden Globes, four Emmys, three British Academy Awards and 18 Grammys, as well as numerous gold and platinum records. In addition to his film music, John Williams has written many concert pieces, including symphonies and concertos. His bassoon concerto, The Five Sacred Trees, was given its West Coast premiere in April 1999 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and soloist David Breidenthal. Williams, who has conducted at the Hollywood Bowl nearly every season since his debut there in 1978, was one of the first inductees into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000. He last conducted at the Bowl in 2003.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday, August 28, at 8:30 p.m.

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood

    John Williams: Olympic Fever

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    JOHN WILLIAMS, conductor

    CAL STATE FULLERTON UNIVERSITY SINGERS (John Alexander, director)

    BRUCE JENNER, special guest

    WILLIAMS The Cowboys Overture

    ARNAUD/WILLIAMS Bugler's Dream/Olympic Fanfare and Theme

    TORKE Javelin

    WILLIAMS The Olympic Spirit

    L. BERNSTEIN Olympic Hymn

    WILLIAMS Call of the Champions

    WILLIAMS Music from Superman

    WILLIAMS Suite from Harry Potter

    WILLIAMS "Dry Your Tears, Africa" from Amistad

    NEWMAN/MORLEY "Cathy's Theme" from Wuthering Heights

    WILLIAMS "The Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark

    August 27 sponsored by AT&T; media support by KRTH

    August 28 is a Lexus Passionate Performance; media support by KCBS and KCAL

    Tickets ($3 - $106) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at HollywoodBowl.com. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850-2050 for further details. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Rachelle Roe, 213.972.7310; Sabrina Skacan, 213.972.3408; for photos: Amanda Ishak, 213.972.3409