Every year the Hollywood Bowl has an annual party to celebrate the Independence of this Country. This year the spectacular includes Josh Groban, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with guest conductor Sarah Hicks, performing patriotic music and thrilling fireworks. Click here to get tickets, for one of three shows, July 2-4th 2013, now before they are sold out!
Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter, and actor JOSH GROBAN has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 32-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. In 2011, he appeared in the feature film Crazy, Stupid, Love and on NBC’s The Office as well as completing a sold-out world tour.
In February 2013, Josh released his 6th studio album, All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. An active arts-education philanthropist and advocate, Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee, and his Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.
SARAH HICKS’ versatile and vibrant musicianship has secured her place in “the next generation of up-and-coming American conductors.” Noted in The New York Times as part of “a new wave of female conductors in their late 20s through early 40s,” she was named Principal Conductor, Pops and Presentations, of the Minnesota Orchestra in October 2009; in addition to conducting most pops and special presentations, she is instrumental in creating new pops productions, while also heading the innovative series “Inside the Classics” and “Common Chords.” Hicks concurrently holds the position of Staff Conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music.
She is a committed proponent of the performance of new music; the 2010/11 season marked the beginning of an innovative project conceived by Hicks: the Musical Microcommission Project, in conjunction with the “Inside the Classics” series of the Minnesota Orchestra, is an initiative to bring a major new work to the stage of Orchestra Hall with funding via hundreds of “micro” donations from music lovers across Minnesota and beyond.
Also coming to the Hollywood Bowl
- Warner Bros. presents
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II: Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 8:00pm
- Grease Sing-A-Long: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
- Get Happy with Pink Martini: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
- Kristin Chenoweth: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:00pm
- Tony Bennett: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:00pm