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County considers raising price of L.A. Phil tickets at Hollywood Bowl

The price of tickets to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 2014 may be going up, according to a proposal that is scheduled to be voted on Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The largest increases are $9, to $310, for special events, according to a staff report. Other ticket fees will decrease by $1. Overall, the price changes are expected to bring in an additional $30,000 of revenue.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. “seeks to increase ticket prices … to accommodate increased production, labor, marketing, and artists’ costs,” according to a staff report prepared by the county Department of Parks and Recreation. “It should be noted, however, that the Association in some instances is recommending to maintain or decrease prices. The Association has developed a price schedule that keeps tickets reasonable and competitive with other venues in Los Angeles County.”

The proposed price changes vary by section, with the closest seats seeing the greatest increases. A breakdown of the proposed ticket price changes:

Tuesday and Thursday classical nights: a $4 increase to 164 seats, a $3 increase to 2,923 seats, a $1 increase to 2,853 seats, and a $1 decrease to 4,178 seats.

Wednesday jazz nights: a $4 increase to 164 seats, a $3 increase to 2,923 seats, a $2 increase to 1,061 seats and a $1 increase to 9,949 seats.

Sunday world nights: a $4 increase to 164 seats, a $3 increase to 2,923 seats, a $2 increase to 2,853 seats and a $1 increase to 11,476 seats.

Friday and Sunday pop nights: a $5 increase to 164 seats, a $4 increase to 2,923 seats, a $2 increase to 1,923 seats, and a $1 increase to 10,139 seats.

Saturday pop nights: a $6 increase for 164 seats, a $5  increase for 2,923 seats, a $3 increase for 2,853 seats, a $2 increase for 6,830 seats and a $1 increase for 4,646 seats.

Special event tickets: a $9 increase for 1,455 seats, a $7 increase for 1,632 seats, a $4 increase for 2,853 seats, a $3 increase for 4,563 seats, a $2 increase for 5,861 seats and a $1 increase for 1,052 seats.

Gala benefits: a 3% increase, with tickets ranging from $21 to $180.

For a detailed breakdown of the affected sections, click here.

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