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  • Faith Hill Makes Her Hollywood Bowl Debut in LA Phil 2009 Weekend Spectaculars Series Concert
  • Jul. 17, 2009
  • Five-Time Grammy Award-Winning Singer is Backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Led by Conductor David Campbell

    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 17 AND 18, 2009, AT 8:30 PM

    The July 17 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas; July 17 Promotion Partner: Autry National Center; The July 18 Concert is Generously Supported by Gallo Family Vineyards; July 18 Media Sponsor: Go Country105

    Five-time Grammy-winner Faith Hill makes her Hollywood Bowl debut with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and fellow Grammy-winner, conductor David Campbell, for a special evening of music from the iconic performer’s multi-platinum recording career, Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, at 8:30 p.m. The first half of the concert, performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (HBO), features an unexpected mix of movie scores and other eclectic selections chosen by Campbell and Hill. No strangers to each other, Hill and Campbell’s previous collaborations include her 2002 release, Cry, Christmas CD, Joy to the World, and Hill’s recording of the Oscar-nominated “There You’ll Be,” from the Pearl Harbor soundtrack, arranged and conducted by Campbell. For the second half of the concert, Hill joins the orchestra to delight the audience with some of her best-loved No. 1 hits from her multi-platinum career, including “Breathe,” “This Kiss,” “The Way You Love Me,” “Cry” and “Piece of My Heart.”

    Among the film scores in the first half of the show are one of Leonard Bernstein’s most popular works, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Bernard Herrmann’s last film score, “Night-Piece for Orchestra” from the Martin Scorsese-directed Taxi Driver; and Elliot Goldenthal’s A Batman Overture, written for the 1997 film Batman & Robin. Other HBO-performed musical selections include Prologue from Ataria, written for the rock opera by Raven Kane and husband Campbell, and Respighi’s Pines of the Appian Way from The Pines of Rome.

    Faith Hill has 13 No. 1 hits to her name, and her star power includes music, television and the big screen, having made her movie debut in the 2004 version of “The Stepford Wives.” She is a winner of Grammy, People’s Choice, CMA, ACM, AMA Awards, and has old nearly 30 million albums.

    David Campbell’s impressive career includes multiple awards and having arranged music for artists ranging from Bette Midler to Radiohead to Willie Nelson, as well as for his son, indie-rock icon Beck. Campbell’s incredible range is also demonstrated by the Hollywood Bowl shows that he has helped to arrange this season: July 4th Spectacular featuring John Fogerty (July 2 – 4), Death Cab for Cutie with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (July 5), Ray LaMontagne (July 12), and Faith Hill with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

    Arranger-conductor DAVID CAMPBELL’s work appears on more than 425 Gold or Platinum albums. During his long recording career, albums he has worked on have received 50 Grammy awards and two of his film scores have earned Oscars. After studying with viola maestro William Primrose, Campbell attended Manhattan School of Music and played several seasons with the American Symphony under Leopold Stokowski. In his early Los Angeles studio musician days, he was fortunate to play on historic sessions, such as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On," Bill Withers' "Lean on Me," and Carole King's "Tapestry." As an arranger, Campbell began a string of successes from the ‘70s that has continued to present day, with number one albums and songs including: "Your Smiling Face" (James Taylor), "The Pretender" (Jackson Browne), "The Rose" (Bette Midler), "Don't Know Much" (Linda Ronstadt), "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls), "Uninvited" (Alanis Morissette), "Time of Your Life" (Green Day), "Tal Vez" (Ricky Martin), "Jaded" (Aerosmith), “Under My Skin” (Avril Lavigne), "100 Years" (Five for Fighting), "Bring Me to Life" (Evanescence), "I Hope You Dance" (Lee Ann Womack), "Not Ready to Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks), "Breaking the Habit" (Linkin Park), “The Black Parade” (My Chemical Romance), “My Wish” (Rascal Flatts) and "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson). The list of artists continues with Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Elton John, Air, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cat Stevens, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash, Faith Hill, Macy Gray, Beyonce, Will Smith, Metallica, The Mars Volta, Jewel, Dido, Garth Brooks, David Cook, Maroon 5 and more. Campbell has composed music for many films, and for commercials for George Lucas, Panasonic, Sony and others. He orchestrated scores for Dead Man Walking, Friday Night Lights, Oliver Stone’s W, and the Oscar-winning score for Brokeback Mountain. As arranger/conductor for motion picture songs, Campbell worked on Armageddon, Dreamgirls, City of Angels, Daredevil, The Grinch, Men in Black II, The Land Before Time, Spiderman 2, Ladder 49, the Oscar-nominated song from Pearl Harbor(Faith Hill), and the Oscar-winning song "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan. Campbell has guest conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony, and at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympics. Later this year, Campbell will write incidental music and orchestrations for the Broadway production of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, directed by Julie Taymor with music & lyrics by Bono and The Edge. In recent years, he conducted on the Hollywood Bowl stage for Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Beck.

    FAITH HILL has established herself as one of the music industry’s top vocalists, with a voice that is as powerful as it is recognizable. Her 15-year career has been highlighted by the sale of more than 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated 13 No. 1 singles and 20 No. 1 videos. In fact, 1999’s Breathe, 2002’s Cry and 2005’s Fireflies all debuted consecutively at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart, making her the only female artist ever to accomplish this feat. Hill is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won three Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards. Her marketability knows no equal. Her ability to draw television audiences nationwide is evidenced by the success of her own network television specials; 2000’s CBS Network broadcast of “FAITH!”, NBC Network’s broadcast of 2002’s “FAITH HILL: When The Lights Go Down,” 2005’s “Faith Hill: Fireflies,” as well as 2008’s hosting of CBS’ “Home For The Holidays” and her PBS Network Christmas special for Soundstage. In 2009, when Hill performed “America The Beautiful” at the Super Bowl, she became the only country artist to ever perform both “America The Beautiful” and the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. She did the Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV. For the past two years Faith has been NBC’s voice for “Sunday Night Football” and she’s performed at every major awards show including multiple appearances at the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards and VH1’s Divas 1999 and 2000. In 2001, Hill appeared on “America: A Tribute To Heroes,” a benefit for the rescue workers and victims of the September 11th attacks, and in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, she appeared on NBC’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief.” Hill co-headlined 2006’s Soul2Soul II Tour, which became the highest-grossing country tour of all time and the most attended of the year, in any musical genre. In fact, with the tour’s wrap taking place in 2007, Soul2Soul II Tour was and is the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history. It was selected by Pollstar Magazine as the “Major Tour of 2006” over industry powerhouses including Madonna and the Rolling Stones. This tour came on the heels of 2000’s Soul2Soul Tour which was one of that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tours. Hill starred in the Paramount Pictures production of the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives alongside Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Later this year, Coty, Inc. will release Faith Hill Perfums. Raised in Star, Mississippi, Hill moved to Nashville at the age of 19. In 1993, her debut single, “Wild One,” spent four weeks at No. 1 and from there she never looked back. Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment. Combined with her unparalleled vocal talents and style she has become a sought after entertainer and has firmly planted herself at the top of the music scene, where it’s easy to see (and hear) that she might just stay for a while.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. The 2004 season introduced audiences to a revitalized Hollywood Bowl, featuring a newly-constructed shell and stage and the addition of four stadium screens enhancing stage views in the venue. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 42nd season. In January 2009, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the fifth year in a row at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards; the Bowl's summer music festival has become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers, and Disneyland.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, JULY 17, AT 8:30 PM

    SATURDAY, JULY 18, AT 8:30 PM


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave.



    FAITH HILL



    HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

    DAVID CAMPBELL, conductor



    The July 17 concert is generously sponsored by Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas.

    July 17 Promotion Partner: Autry National Center

    The July 18 concert is generously supported by Gallo Family Vineyards.

    July 18 Media Sponsor: Go Country105

    Tickets ($10 - $116) are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com, at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (Tuesday–Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.), or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850.2050 for further details or group sales. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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