Went to the Hollywood Bowl last night: A Must Do for Anyone......Check This Out!!!
Last night was opening night and the launch of the 89th season for the Hollywood Bowl. They had 3 artists inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame: world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, The Carpenters, and Donna Summer.
All 3 of them performed with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra.
It was an AMAZING evening. The weather was absolutely perfect.
The five of us had dinner at the terrace restaurant at the Bowl, which is an experience itself. One of the best outdoor full-service dining experiences in Los Angeles.
The music was outstanding.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a madman on the piano. A prodigy that began performing at age 7.
I'm a huge fan of The Carpenters and it was magical. Richard Carpenter conducted the LA Philharmonic with a medley of Carpenter songs, then sat at the piano and played more songs while the massive video screens at the bowl and incredible sound system played videos and original vocal tracks of Karen Carpenter. That was so surreal I can't even put into words what the experience was like.
And then the last performer was Donna Summer. It blows me away how her voice is just as strong as ever. I was very impressed and enjoyed getting up with all the rest of the over 18,000 people and dancing in the rows!! Donna Summer also performed the song Superstar with Richard Carpenter on the piano.
The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks performance during Donna Summer's last song "Last Dance".
I feel SO fortunate to have been a part of this. (Thank you to the powers that be for blessing me with the ability to attend this).
If you are ever in Los Angeles during the summer, make it a point to spend one evening at the Hollywood Bowl.
It is truly an unforgettable experience.
Here's a link to the Hollywood Bowl website: www.hollywoodbowl.com