Hollywood Bowl offers excitement in filmography

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By Divya Putty

The Hollywood Bowl (the Bowl) has organized a busy lineup of events this summer. With  various performances from acclaimed composers such as John Williams and of notable films such as  “The Little Mermaid,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the Bowl will continue to be a popular attraction in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Bowl is delving deep into screening highly theatrical movies with a live orchestra by showing screenings of popular movies that took the world by storm after being released. These iconic movies will not only evoke nostalgia in moviegoers who have previously watched the movies but also make new ones fall in love with the iconic films.

On June 4-6, a screening of “The Little Mermaid” will be accompanied by a 71-person orchestra, a 12-person choir and celebrity singers such as Darren Criss and Sara Bareilles playing the lead characters as well as Tituss Burgess and John Stamos playing the supporting roles. The orchestra will be conducted by Michael Kosarin and the screening will also be followed by a costume contest and fireworks.

The Hollywood Bowl will also be showing “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on July 6. The original film score will be performed by the LA Philharmonic and conducted by Justin Freer.

While the dialogue and sound effects will remain in the film, all music will be taken out for the live orchestra to perform during the screening. While many in the audience may have already seen the movie, the combination of the on-screen dialogue and live music will be an orginal and unique experience for the audience.

While the Hollywood Bowl has a variety of modern performances, it has not strayed from the art of classical music. The talented and successful Andrea Bocelli will  be performing at the Bowl this summer. Bocelli is an Italian singer-songwriter and recording artist and is regarded as one of the greatest talents in today’s world.

The audiences will flock to the Hollywood Bowl to hear his incredible voice.

Composer of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” John Williams will also be performing at the Hollywood Bowl from September 2 – 4. He has scored over 75 movies including the “Star Wars Trilogy,” the “Indiana Jones” movies, and “E.T.” His performance, which has been titled “Maestro of the Movies,” will include several of his works from various films.

The Hollywood Bowl has daily performances from many other musicians, bands, and artists spanning a large spectrum of musical genres. Their exciting and busy schedule will give Los Angeles residents and visitors a summer to remember.

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