June 30, 2003 |
The Hollywood Bowl season opened Friday night with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.'s 4th annual Hall of Fame Gala, once again celebrating the induction of a group of artists into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Three of the acts -- singer Roger Daltrey (of the rock band the Who), the Smothers Brothers comedy-music duo and Broadway diva Patti Lupone -- were on hand to perform.
March 5, 2003 |
John Mauceri has been tapped to lead the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for two more years, Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. officials announced Tuesday at a news conference detailing the Bowl's summer season. The season officially opens June 27, when PBS tenor Josh Groban joins Mauceri and the Bowl Orchestra for a Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Gala program to benefit the Philharmonic's educational activities.
August 29, 2002 |
Attaching a "Hollywood Goes Orchestral" tag to Tuesday's concert by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra might be accurate, but it was also misleading. In a program in which Elmer Bernstein's engaging Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra--written for the evening's featured soloist, Christopher Parkening--had its Los Angeles premiere, and a suite from Alex North's "Cleopatra" score had its U.S. premiere, music-for-its-own sake was the thing.
August 26, 2002 |
Not long ago, you couldn't get near the Hollywood Bowl during Tchaikovsky Spectacular weekend, with the "sold out" sign greeting unwary last-minute concertgoers on the Highland Avenue marquee. Not anymore. Granted, 12,356 on Friday night is a hefty gate for Bowl classical programs, but these concerts used to be guaranteed sellouts.
August 1, 2002
7pm Theater A senator's wife finds herself on a life-changing journey as she struggles to reconnect with her unfulfilled dreams in "When Grace Comes In," a world premiere drama by Heather McDonald, co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Seattle Rep's artistic director, Sharon Ott, will direct the show. "When Grace Comes In," La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 7 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays to Fridays, 8 p.m.
July 23, 2002 |
A concert version of Puccini's "La Boheme" Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl wasn't just a great night at the Bowl. It was a great "Boheme." This was all the more striking because it's harder to hold attention or follow the action of an opera without costumes and staging and, especially these days when we've gotten so used to them, without supertitles.