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  • Jul. 19, 2012
  • SMOKEY ROBINSON MAKES HIS ORCHESTRAL DEBUT WITH THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

     

    FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012, AT 8 PM

     

     

    The July 20 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Acura, Official Automotive Partner of the Hollywood Bowl

     

    July 20 Media Sponsor: 94.7 The WAVE

     

     

    WHAT:             

    Smokey Robinson, “King of Motown,” returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage for his orchestral debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Sarah Hicks, Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at 8 pm. The multiple-award winning vocalist, whose music industry career has endured for more than half a century, last appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010 as part of the Jazz at the Bowl series.

     

    The first half of the concert features orchestral selections by Bernstein, Mancini and Gershwin performed by the LA Phil under the direction of Hicks. For the second half, Robinson along with his background singers, dancers and band, join the LA Phil and Hicks for orchestral arrangements of some of Robinson’s most popular tunes such as “I Second that Emotion,” “Tears of a Clown,” and “Ooh Baby Baby.” Robinson and his band close the show.

     

    Robinson’s background singers, band and dancers are as follows: Karri Benoit, background singer; Robert Bowles, guitar; Harold “Tony” Lewis, drums; Gary Foote, bass; James Pappas, musical director; S’Von Ringo, keyboards; Serena Henry, background singer; Tracie Burton, dancer;  Linda Cevallos French, dancer; Kenneth Gioffre, flute / sax; and Amon Bourne, background singer.

     

    For full artist biographies, please visit Hollywoodbowl.com

     

    WHO:              

    SMOKEY ROBINSON with the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    SARAH HICKS, conductor

     

    WHEN:                        

    Friday, July 20, 2012, 8 PM       

    Saturday, July 21, 2012, 8 PM

     

    WHERE:           

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

     

    HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:          

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org

    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org