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Tony Bennett in Concert at Kodak Theatre on June 17, 2006
to Benefit The Henry Mancini Institute

10th Anniversary Gala honors John Williams and Ginny Mancini


The Henry Mancini Institute (HMI)
celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the
Kodak Theatre on June 17th 2006. The HMI Concert and Gala Celebration stars
13-time GRAMMY®-winner Tony Bennett and features the HMI Orchestra with appearances by Monica Mancini and Dave Koz who will also host the event. Honorary guests include Academy Award® winning film composer John Williams, who will receive the esteemed Hank Award for distinguished contribution to
American music, a tribute of excellence previously presented to entertainment greats such as Quincy Jones and Clint Eastwood. The Hank Award will be presented
by GRAMMY® Award winning HMI Artistic Director, Patrick Williams, who
will also lead the HMI Orchestra. President and co-founder of the HMI, Ginny Mancini, will receive the Legacy Award for her visionary leadership and generous philanthropy in music education. Julie Andrews will present the Legacy Award.
The evening will be filled with Mancini classics such as the “Pink Panther Theme”
and “Two For The Road” and the exclusive post-concert Gala will be held in the
chic Hollywood & Highland Annex with dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck.

The Henry Mancini Institute’s 10th Anniversary Concert and Gala Celebration sponsors, benefactors and founders include Helen Bing, BMI, ASCAP, Betty &
Fred Hayman, Marty Albertson, Joni Berry, David Bohnett & Tom Gregory, Lisa Kirk Colburn, Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald, Mo Ostin, Sally & Frank
Raab and Universal Music Publishing Group.


Saturday June 17, 2006
5:15 PM Media Check-in for required credentials
5:45 PM Press room opens (for media with approved credentials only)
7:00 PM Concert & Awards Ceremony begins
7:45 PM Tony Bennett performance begins
9:00 PM Gala Celebration at Hollywood & Highland Annex


The Kodak Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

* * * Self-parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland Complex; parking will
not be validated. Limited truck access is also available and must be pre-arranged through Kaplan Communications Inc.


Founded in 1997, the HMI nurtures the future of music through year-round,
in-school concert and teaching programs, professional training and mentorships,
and free community concerts. Supported primarily by individual donors, the Henry Mancini Institute is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that welcomes all who are interested in sharing and promoting the joy of music. For further information, please call 888-HMI-1903 or visit


Concert Ticket and Gala Celebration Packages – Call Marsha at FTA Events at 310-288-1755 ($150 – $50,000)

Concert Tickets – Call Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232 or visit the Kodak Theatre Box Office (in person only) ($62.50 - $100)

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