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Wonder has been pivotal in U.S. and world events. He is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities and continues to demonstrate the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.
Other special guests are to be announced. Proceeds from the evening benefit the LA Phil and its education programs, which reach more than 120,000 children, teachers and adults every year.
Established in 2000, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame identifies and pays tribute to artists whose unique achievements embody the spirit of the world-renowned Hollywood Bowl. The Hall of Fameis now part of an exhibit on the main floor of the Hollywood Bowl Museum that includes photos and film of inductees over the years. The "Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame" was conceived on behalf of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association by Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton, who have created and produced all of the Hall of Fame opening concerts.
The evening will feature:
HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
THOMAS WILKINS, conductor
STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY, inductees
PATTI AUSTIN, inductee
JOHN LEGEND, inductee
STEVIE WONDER, presenter
It all takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8 PM at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood.
Patron packages for this annual benefit concert include a VIP pre-concert reception at 5 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by Patina and served in guest boxes prior to the concert. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its education programs. Opening Night Concert packages ($2,300 to $15,750) may be purchased through the LA Phil's Special Events office. Call 213.972.3051 for details and reservations. Tickets for the concert only ($12 - $130), which begins at 8 p.m., are on sale online at HollywoodBowl.com, at the Hollywood Bowl box office, through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and by credit card phone order at 323.850.2000.