Fireworks & Harry Connick, Jr., 300th Birthday Celebration of New Orleans
Hollywood, Calif. – The beloved New Orleans native throws a party worthy of the city’s 300th birthday with three nights of fireworks, Sept. 7 – 9, 2018!
Since he began playing piano as a child, Harry Connick Jr has grown into one of the most familiar voices in adult contemporary music.
Hailing from New Orleans, Connick established himself as a musical prodigy at a young age, joining his first jazz band when he was just 10 years old. He made his solo debut in 1988 with the album “20,” and in the decades that followed Connick has earned worldwide acclaim for his smooth jazz vocal style on classic tracks like “It Had to Be You” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”
Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Bowl just announced via Twitter: Steven Spielberg has been confirmed as a special guest for the John Williams: Maestro of the Movies weekend with the LA Phil #attheBowl! Aug 31–Sept 2, join us for the 40th anniversary celebration of Williams’ Bowl debut: https://bit.ly/2KWBzPm
Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been confirmed for the John Williams: Maestro of the Movies weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 through September 2. The weekend of movie music celebrates the 40th anniversary of Williams’ Bowl debut with some of his biggest movie hits, including some selections performed with film clips. David Newman leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the first half of the program.
Williams leads the second half of the program, during which Spielberg will introduce selections from their unprecedented 45-year artistic collaboration, which has resulted in some of the most popular and celebrated films in Hollywood history. Among his myriad honors, Spielberg is a three-time Academy Award winner, earning two Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for “Schindler’s List,” and a third Oscar for Best Director for “Saving Private Ryan.” He is a recipient of the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Williams has received five Academy Awards and 51 Oscar nominations, making him the Academy’s most-nominated living person and the second-most nominated person in the history of the Oscars.
Program to be announced.
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2018 summer season are available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000.
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