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  • JOHN MAUCERI AND THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE THE MOVIE MUSIC OF MGM AND UNITED ARTISTS
  • Sep. 5, 2004

  • Annual "Movie Night" Program Features Selections from MGM/UA Movie Scores Including James Bond, The Pink Panther, Rocky, and West Side Story Accompanied By Scenes Projected on Bowl's Giant Screen

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, at 7:30 PM

    Produced in cooperation with MGM/UA

    Principal Conductor John Mauceri leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in the Bowl's annual movie night, The Big Picture, on Sunday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. The evening showcases musical selections from the great films of MGM/United Artists Studios, including the James Bond series, Rocky, The Pink Panther, and West Side Story. Performances are highlighted by scenes from the original films projected onto the Bowl's giant screen.

    The program also includes music recreated from the movies Spellbound and Moonstruck as well as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra's newly-restored music for the gym sequence and "Maria" scenes from West Side Story.

    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 and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra have presented an astonishing number of premieres, and during his 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 Torino.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Sunday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m.


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood

    The Big Picture - The Films of MGM/UA

    THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

    JOHN MAUCERI, conductor

    E. BERNSTEIN Main Title from Hawaii (1966)

    CHAPLIN City Lights(1931)

    RÓZSA Scene from Spellbound (1945)

    KENT Legally Blonde (2001)

    PUCCINI (arr. Hyman) Scene from Moonstruck (1987)

    DEUTSCH et al. Final Scene from Some Like it Hot (1959)

    E. BERNSTEIN The Magnificent Seven (1960)

    L. BERNSTEIN Gym Sequence and "Maria" from West Side Story (1961)

    PORTER "De-Lovely" from De-Lovely (2004)

    KANDER/EBB "New York, New York" from New York, New York (1977)

    CONTI Rocky(1976)

    MANCINI The Pink Panther (1964)

    ARNOLD Opening Scene from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

    NORMAN Dr. No - The James Bond Theme (1962)

    Tickets ($3 - $88) 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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