Hollywood Bowl to Celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th Anniversary with Concert
The Hollywood Bowl will celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th anniversary with DreamWorks Animation in Concert - Celebrating 20 Years, hosted by Jack Black and featuring music/scenes from DreamWorks Animation's most beloved films including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins. The evening will highlight the work of award-winning composers Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman, and will also feature guest composer/conductors Harry Gregson-Williams and Alexandre Desplat. Singer Judith Hill will join the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for "When You Believe," by Stephen Schwartz, from The Prince of Egypt.
The salute to DreamWorks Animation's great stories and beloved characters will take place July 18 and 19. The shows will include live performances of the memorable scores from the selected films, accompanied by visually stunning film clips on the Hollywood Bowl's big screen with the evening culminating in a spectacular fireworks show.
"I cannot think of a more fitting place to celebrate our 20th Anniversary than the legendary Hollywood Bowl," said DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke. "Together with our partners at the LA Phil, we have put together a truly celebratory evening for families and fans of all ages that will not only bring the stunning music of our composers to life on stage, but will hopefully have everyone laughing out loud and maybe even singing along."
DreamWorks Animation in Concert - Celebrating 20 Years continues the Hollywood Bowl's tradition of partnering with neighboring film studios and organizations to produce unique events. In recent years, this has included a Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary show, an 85th anniversary concert for Warner Bros and a 75th anniversary concert for Twentieth Century Fox.
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, "SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," now in its 47th season. In February 2014, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the tenth year in a row at the 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com