Baton will be passed at Hollywood Bowl

Mauceri to leave post after 16th year

John Mauceri will make next year, his 16th on the podium leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, his final one as director.

He will take on the title of founding director and appear for select concerts with the orchestra.

“This is not a farewell, just a change in focus,” said Mauceri, who has built a career conducting for operas when away from the HBO. He is beginning his sixth season as music director of the Pittsburgh Opera.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. will hold a series of special farewell events next summer to honor Mauceri.

He founded the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in 1991 and has used the orch to explore film and theatrical music as well as indigenous music from around the globe. Mauceri’s programming, which has consistently omitted “pops”-style concerts, has distinguished the Bowl as a home for adventurous summertime orchestral perfs.

“Our goal was to break down some of the barriers between musical genres and also celebrate the rich cultural history of the United States and especially Los Angeles,” he said. “Our audiences have embraced our vision.”

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