Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10 at 8:30 PM
August 9 Media Sponsor: The New Yorker and 100% Pure New Zealand
August 10 Media Sponsor: 94.7 THE WAVE
The Hollywood Bowl enters the ancient world of sorcerers and wizards through the power of music on Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10, at 8:30 p.m. Principal conductor John Mauceri leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in a program that will include music from the recent hit film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and the world premiere of Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore's new suite adapted from his score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.™
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'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.
Since 1968, PACIFIC CHORALE has provided national and international audiences with great choral music performed at the highest musical standards. Under John Alexander's direction, Pacific Chorale produces its own series of concerts each year at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The Pacific Chorale also performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony. The Pacific Chorale last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2001.
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Friday, August 9, 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 10, 8:30 PM
Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave.)
Musical Mythologies - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING™
HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
JOHN MAUCERI, conductor
JOHN ALEXANDER, artistic director
PAULIST CHORISTERS, Martin Neary, director
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Holst: Jupiter, from The Planets
Williams: Harry Potter
Shore: The Fellowship of the Ring™, for orchestra and chorus
August 9 Media Sponsors: The New Yorker and 100% Pure New Zealand
August 10 Media Sponsor: 94.7 THE WAVE
Tickets ($3 - $90) 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. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.
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Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; Scalla Sheen, 323/850-2015