Youth Composer Education at the Hollywood Bowl


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Youth Composer Education

An inventor and experienced executive, Robert Kasirer is also a member of the external advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Aging. Outside of work, Robert Kasirer enjoys attending concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

The summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl also hosts its eponymous orchestra as well as dozens of other musicians and events throughout the year. To connect with its community, the Bowl offers a number of education programs for students, families, and adults.

One of the Hollywood Bowl’s youth initiatives is the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program. Since its founding in 2007, the program has worked to connect high school-aged composers with some of the greatest composers in the world. Program fellows receive access to philharmonic rehearsals, musician demonstrations, and chamber music readings.

During the two-year program, participants write two orchestra pieces for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and are then able to attend their rehearsals and premieres. Participants leave the program with professional recordings of their compositions.


Food and Drink at the Hollywood Bowl

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Hollywood Bowl

Robert Kasirer serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Aging External Advisory Board. In his free time, Robert Kasirer enjoys attending shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

The Hollywood Bowl offers concertgoers not only a wide variety of shows but also multiple options for food and wine. One of the venue’s main restaurants is The Wine Bar by a.o.c. Diners can choose from diverse appetizers, including chicken liver crostini with pancetta.

Entrées include hanger steak with Roquefort butter and crispy shallots as well as lamb chops with summer panzanella and salsa verde. Those who prefer seafood can choose the sea bass with apricots, couscous, spiced yogurt, and pistachios.

The Wine Bar by a.o.c. also offers a selection of more than 25 red wines and 20 white wines, as well as rosé, sparkling wines, and champagne. Before the show, diners can choose from a diverse selection of desserts, including a caramel chocolate brownie with mascarpone and crushed Marcona almonds or olive oil cake with strawberries and pistachios.

Hollywood Bowl – YOLA program

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Hollywood Bowl – YOLA program

As a successful business person in the field of real estate financing and long-term health care, Robert Kasirer supports a number of educational institutions, like the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Robert Kasirer also enjoys spending time taking in concerts and operas at the famous Hollywood Bowl.

The Hollywood Bowl not only provides outstanding concerts and operas, but is also very involved in promoting and supporting the development of music in young people. One of the organizations promoted by the Hollywood Bowl is the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program. The YOLA program reaches out to the southern California communities with a number of different projects, including offering music training along with providing free instruments.

The program also includes the YOLA neighborhood project which introduces thousands of local children to the field of music through concerts and in-class residencies at the LA Philharmonic along with field trips to music venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Dining Opportunities at the Hollywood Bowl

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Hollywood Bowl

Robert Kasirer is the owner and operator of the Sherman Oaks, California-based nursing facility Golden State Health Centers, Inc. Outside of his professional life, Robert Kasirer enjoys listening to opera and classical music and frequently attends shows at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Hollywood Bowl is a 94-year-old outdoor theater that is a popular location for summer music performances in Los Angeles. Concertgoers are presented with a wide variety of options for dining while attending a show at the Bowl. Those attendees who have purchased box seat tickets to a performance are able to order meals from an extensive menu, and meals are served directly to their seats. Additionally, the Hollywood Bowl is home to two full-service restaurants, the backyard and The Wine Bar by a.o.c.

Alternatively, concertgoers at the Hollywood Bowl can choose to picnic in the hills around the venue. There are 14 locations for picnics, with a selection of tables available in all areas. Attendees can bring picnic meals from home or preorder and pick up meals at the Hollywood Bowl upon arrival.

Seating Options at the Hollywood Bowl

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Hollywood Bowl

An innovator and entrepreneur, Robert Kasirer immigrated to the United States from Europe as a boy where his parents survived the Nazi occupation of the 1930s and 1940s. Since moving to the United States, Robert Kasirer has established himself as an advocate for the provision of long-term care for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Outside of his professional efforts to improve the lives of those in need of long-term care services, Mr. Kasirer enjoys attending shows at the Hollywood Bowl.

A music venue and theater in Hollywood, California, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States. The bowl, which has been named the best major outdoor venue by Pollstar Magazine, was first opened in 1922 and is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In additional, it is host to many other summer concerts.

Individuals visiting the Hollywood Bowl for a concert have access to several types of seating arrangements. In addition to box seats, which are partitioned off groups of chairs with canvas supports, the venue offers SuperSeats. SuperSeats are molded plastic seats that include cup holders. Wooden bench seats are the final option, and visitors can also rent a seat cushion for additional comfort.