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  • JOHN MAUCERI AND THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA WILL REVIVE SCI-FI FILM CLASSICS AT “THE BIG PICTURE – 2001 AND BEYOND!”
  • Sept. 21, 2001
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 8:30 PM

    Featuring never-before-seen film scenes from the upcoming DVD director’s cut
    of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

    Media Sponsor: K-Earth 101.1 FM

    Principal Conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will present “The Big Picture – 2001 and Beyond” on Friday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl. Film lovers will want to be a part of this one-night-only sci-fi movie celebration, which will pay tribute to classic sci-fi films that introduced movie-goers to eerie aliens, warp-speed spaceships, mysterious far-away planets, and intergalactic battles.

    This annual concert favorite will include live film scores, montages, and classic sci-fi movie clips from the old and new version of Planet of the Apes, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, and Star Wars. There will also be an exclusive presentation of film scenes from the upcoming DVD director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Music and movie clips featured in the concert are produced in cooperation with Fox Studios, Warner Bros., MGM / UA, Columbia (Sony), and Paramount Studios among others.

    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 may 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.

    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, and 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.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, September 21, 8:30 p.m.

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

    The Big Picture – 2001 and Beyond!

    JOHN MAUCERI, conductor

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

    Media Sponsors: K-Earth 101.1 FM

    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 may 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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