Barry Manilow’s First Solo Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24th to Benefit Los Angeles Music Students
Special Pre-Concert Gala to Benefit The Manilow Music Project & the Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles (October 1, 2009) Pop culture icon and legendary showman Barry Manilow will perform his first ever solo concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 24, at 7:30pm. “Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl” will feature the 60-piece Hollywood Bowl orchestra and will be packed with Manilow’s hits and a few surprises. In partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation®, this special concert will coincide with the inaugural event for The Manilow Music Project. A pre-concert gala will provide desperately needed musical instruments for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), to help in these times of drastic budget cuts. Manilow will appear at the private pre-show reception for VIP donors with all proceeds going directly to the Project and GRAMMY Foundation. The GRAMMY Foundation influences the lives of young people by opening the windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures, and leads efforts to ensure that contributions made by our musical icons will live on in our cultural heritage.
“We’re not just giving these kids instruments we’re giving them self-esteem. When I look at how music shaped my own life from a very young age, I realize the importance of what we are doing,” states Manilow.
Superintendant Ramon Cortines commented, “Barry Manilow is a dedicated advocate for education and the invaluable lessons musicianship brings to children and young adults. He has tirelessly dedicated his time, talent, energy and funds to get instruments into the hands of LAUSD school children. We are grateful for all that he does and proud to work in partnership with The Manilow Music Project on this historic event.”
Barry Manilow recently performed to a record-breaking, sold-out crowd of 40,000 fans at the BBC Proms in the Park on the world-famous Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park, London. The event was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC TV reaching an audience of countless millions. He regularly headlines in Las Vegas and frequently performs in arenas throughout the country.
The Manilow Music Project
Last year, in response to the needs of public schools and their severely depleted music programs, Barry gathered some friends and formed The Manilow Music Project as part of his non-profit, Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. The mission statement of the Project highlights the importance of music programs in U.S. schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs.
The Manilow Music Project is sponsored by Yamaha and BevMo!
Proceeds from Manilow wine purchases at BevMo! retail stores in California go directly to The Manilow Music Project.
For VIP Tickets: visit www.manilowfund.org or call Levy Pazanti & Associates at ph: 310-201-5033. Proceeds from the VIP Tickets support The Manilow Music Project.
For Concert Tickets: visit www.ticketmaster.com or call ph: 800-745-3000.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture; from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.