Hollywood Bowl's 2006 Summer Season Breaks Attendance and Sales Records

Classic Arts News   Hollywood Bowl's 2006 Summer Season Breaks Attendance and Sales Records
The Hollywood Bowl's 86th season set new attendance and sales records this summer, attracting more than one million visitors for the second straight year.

Total attendance at the Hollywood Bowl — the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as a major outdoor venue for jazz, pop and world music — was up 5% from 2005. The Philharmonic's Tuesday and Thursday night concerts attracted 111,876 visitors, an 8% increase from 2005.

The KCRW World Music Festival sold out five of six Sunday evening performances; that series saw a 22% increase in sales from 2005, reaching a total of 95,315 concertgoers.

This is the fourth year in a row the Hollywood Bowl has produced an overall increase in paid attendance, and the seventh year in a row of per concert increases in paid attendance.

The Hollywood Bowl presented more than 70 concerts (including classical, jazz, world music and pop) over 12 weeks from June 23 to September 24. The classical lineup included performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with its Hollywood Bowl principal guest conductor, Leonard Slatkin, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by director John Mauceri in his 16th and final season.

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