THE MANN PRESENTS ‘LA LA LAND IN CONCERT’
FEATURING THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA
Evening Celebrates the Mann’s Annual Party in the Park
PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2017) – Direct from Hollywood, the musical hit that captured hearts and had toes tapping comes to the Mann stage for a live-to-film performance under the summer stars on August 17. The full-length film LA LA LAND will play on three high-definition screens with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia playing the score live. LA LA LAND, winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, is the final performance of the Movies @ the Mann series for 2017.
“Our Movies @ the Mann series is truly something special. This August 17, there is no better place to be in Philadelphia than under a canopy of stars at the Mann with LA LA LAND enchanting the stage,” said Catherine M. Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. “Justin Hurwitz’s award-winning score will be brought to life by the talented Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia while romance and artistry dance across spectacular screens. What a perfect way to close our summer movie series.”
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, conducted by Erik Ochsner and comprised of 33 talented classical musicians, will play the jazz-inspired score live in real time with the feature length-film. Ochsner, the principal touring conductor for LA LA LAND in Concert, is a versatile conductor whose repertoire stretches across a broad range of genres. Premiering this May at the Hollywood Bowl, LA LA LAND in Concert, will travel around the United States this summer.
The evening will also mark the Mann’s annual Party in the Park. Guests will begin their evening with cocktails and dinner overlooking the Mann stage and the Philadelphia skyline before enjoying LA LA LAND from under the Mann’s pavilion. Party in the Park is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Mann's education and community-engagement programs, a free education program serving more than 30,000 young people annually.
LA LA LAND in Concert is the final performance of the Mann’s summer classics series. This year’s series will feature Philadelphia’s four renowned orchestras – The Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, The Philly POPS and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia – on the Mann stage for the first time in a single season.
To purchase tickets, visit www.manncenter.org.
About the Mann
As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists in association with AEG Presents. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets and music under the stars on its great lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant. For more information, visit www.manncenter.org.
About The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
A founding resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is a 33-member professional ensemble led by Music Director Dirk Brossé. The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1964 by Marc Mostovoy, has a well-established reputation for distinguished performances of repertoire from the Baroque period through the twenty-first century.
Over the course of the ensemble’s rich and diverse history, COP has performed with such internationally acclaimed guest artists as Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Rudolph Serkin, The Eroica Trio, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Romero Guitar Quartet, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, Elvis Costello, Sylvia McNair, Steven Isserlis, Joseph Silverstein, Ransom Wilson, Gerard Schwarz, Jahja Ling, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, among others. The ensemble travels regularly, having toured the United States, Europe, and Israel.
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