The annual "Opening Night at the Bowl," which includes the induction of Te Kanawa and Groban, is set for June 19 at 8:30 PM. The evening will also feature presenters John Williams and Garth Brooks and the famed Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Wilkins.
Past inductees into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame include John Williams, Garth Brooks, Marilyn Horne, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, John Raitt, Monty Python, Kathleen Battle, Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Leopold Stokowski, George Harrison, the Smothers Brothers, Roger Daltrey, Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, Henry Mancini, Sarah Chang, Brian Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Joshua Bell, Frank Sinatra, Placido Domingo, John Mauceri, Carlos Santana and Andre Watts.
The evening will benefit Music Matters, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's music education programs.
Initial details about the Hollywood Bowl's 2009 summer season have also been announced.
As previously reported, Richard Jay-Alexander, who helmed last summer's acclaimed Les Misérables in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, will also direct the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls this summer at the California venue. Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will choreograph Guys and Dolls in Concert, which will play the Bowl July 31-Aug. 2, 2009. Kevin Stites will be the musical director. Other highlights of the season follow:
The return of Sing-A-Long "Sound of Music" on Sept. 26 at 6 PM. For tickets or more information call (323) 850-2000 or visit www.hollywoodbowl.com.