Hollywood Bowl Opening Night

Moody Blues Band Opens the Hollywood Bowl Season 

 

Never mind what the calendar tells us about the seasons. In this city, according to Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. Board Chairman Jay Rasulo, summer starts on opening night at the Hollywood Bowl.

“It’s truly the official start of summer in Los Angeles,” Rasulo said, adding, “other than that, it’s a wonderful night for music education.”

A fundraiser for the L.A. Phil’s education and community programs, the Moody Blues concert Saturday celebrated the 50th anniversary of the rock band’s groundbreaking album, “Days of Future Passed.” The evening also commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and raised $1.5 million.

Click here to read my entire story in the Los Angeles Times about the opening night celebration, attended by notables, such as Quentin Tarantino, county officials and LA Phil donors.

 

Top photo: Fireworks cap off the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night starring the Moody Blues in concert (Photos By: Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/ Mathew Imaging

Second photo: Justin Hayward and John Lodge of the Moody Blues performed their album, “Days of Future Passed,” with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra on the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night (Photos By: Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/ Mathew Imaging

Third photo: Director Quentin Tarantino was among notable guests at the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night starring the Moody Blues in concert (Photos By: Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/ Mathew Imaging

 

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Hollywood Bowl Opening Night

Published July 27, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA