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Bidding for the 2024 Ultimate Maestro Experience Silent Auction has ended.

Have you ever dreamt of standing at the helm of an iconic stage, commanding the attention of thousands with a wave of your baton? Whether you're a seasoned musician or a music lover at heart, this is your invitation to make history! Place a bid today to step into the spotlight to conduct the Star-Spangled Banner at the world-renowned Hollywood Bowl next summer and join the LA Phil on a spectacular European Tour for two to London or Paris next spring!

Unleash Your Inner Maestro: Seize the opportunity to conduct the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl in 2024! The Ultimate Maestro Experience culminates in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the LA Phil as the John F. Hotchkis Banner Conductor at the Hollywood Bowl and conduct the Star-Spangled Banner before a classical concert. The experience includes a one-hour conducting lesson before your Hollywood Bowl stage debut!

Take the Show on the Road: Join the LA Phil on tour in early summer 2024 to one of two of Europe’s cultural capitals: London or Paris. Your bid includes accommodations for two over a four-night stay; concert tickets for two to select LA Phil European Tour performances.  

You’ll also get exclusive access to LA Phil rehearsals and performances, curated tours of cultural treasures, and intimate gatherings with fellow musicians and music lovers.  

Help Bring Music to Millions: The LA Phil and the Hollywood Bowl have always believed in “music for all!” With your donation to the nonprofit Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, you will help ensure that millions continue to enjoy the Bowl, as a Southern California treasure for generations to come and that thousands around the world get to experience the incredible orchestra we are lucky to call our own! 

Raise your baton. Set your compass.

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The John F. Hotchkis Banner Conductor at the Hollywood Bowl was established by a gift from Joan Hotchkis. Named in honor of John F. Hotchkis’s incredible service over his nearly 60-year tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the Hotchkis Banner Conductor celebrates Mr. Hotchkis’s life achievements, including his experience as one of only a handful of donors to ever conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the Bowl stage.

Gifts to the LA Phil are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Proceeds from the Ultimate Maestro Experience Silent Auction benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and its Learning initiatives.