LOS ANGELES (Aug. 7, 2017) – The partnership of Live Nation-Hewitt Silva, LLC (LN-HS Concerts LLC) has been retained by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to be the exclusive promoter of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl outside of the Philharmonic’s own summer season. The arrangement commences January 1, 2018, for a ten-year term. Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva have jointly produced concerts at the Hollywood Bowl for the past 27 years, most recently as Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents.
“We’ve had a wonderful experience with Andy and Bill for over 25 years at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Gail Samuel, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. “We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship with Live Nation-Hewitt Silva, bringing great artists to perform for our audiences at the Hollywood Bowl and enhancing the musical history of this iconic venue.”
“The Hollywood Bowl is a historic and iconic Los Angeles venue,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation. “In partnership with Andy and Bill, we are proud to continue to deliver the world’s greatest live performers and tours to the venue for the next 10 years.”
“We have enjoyed over 25 years of magical experiences in cooperation with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva, “and have witnessed the incredible collaboration between the LA Phil and the County of Los Angeles, which has transformed the location into the world class venue that we see today. We look forward to the continuation of this association.”
During the 2017 Hollywood Bowl season, Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents has already presented artists including A Perfect Circle, La La Land in Concert, Dead & Company, New Kids on the Block, Jason Mraz and Queen with Adam Lambert. Past Hollywood Bowl seasons have featured productions such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Morrissey, Genesis, Roger Waters, The Who, Sting, Coldplay, Radiohead, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Matthews Band and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, among many others.
This year, the 96th summer season at the Hollywood Bowl – one of the premier outdoor music venues in the world – runs from June to September, and includes presentations of classical music by the Los Angeles Philharmonic;
popular weekend shows with the Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; jazz; world music; pop; rock; and special presentations, as well as family and educational programs.
The Hollywood Bowl was honored at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in 2017 as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 13th year in a row. This award represents an industry-wide acknowledgement that the Hollywood Bowl is not only an icon with a rich and celebrated history, but that it remains a vital and relevant destination for performers and audiences alike.
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About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.HollywoodBowl.com). The LA Phil’s season extends from September through June at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
Bill Silva launched his career while a student at the University of California, San Diego, forming Bill Silva Presents in 1979. By the time he left San Diego for Los Angeles in 1999, he had become one of the top impresarios in North America. In addition to his work with partner Andrew Hewitt at the Hollywood Bowl, Silva leads a management firm that guides the careers of artists Jason Mraz, Linkin Park, and other performers and actors. A recipient of the Pollstar Bill Graham Concert Promoter of the Year Award, Silva also supports many humanitarian and social causes, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra LA, MusiCares, Music for Relief, and Victory Fund.
Andrew Hewitt leads one of the most successful and long-lived promoting companies in the United States, routinely working with the music industry’s most iconic and celebrated performers. Inspired by his first concert at the age of seven – Sonny & Cher at the Hollywood Bowl – Hewitt went on to work with Avalon Attractions, the Nederlander Organization, longtime Rolling Stones manager Prince Rupert Loewenstein and many others. He later returned to the Hollywood Bowl, beginning his exclusive promotion arrangement with partner Bill Silva in 1991. A dedicated philanthropist, Hewitt’s charitable contributions include support for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Project Angel Food, MusiCares, City of Hope and others.
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