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The Baltimore Sun

At the Bowl

“Until I can get the mind pictures going, they’re just fireworks in a box, with no personality,” Evans said of his Hollywood Bowl fireworks displays. “I ask for a recording that’s as similar as possible to what will be played, listen to it for hundreds of hours until I have a breakthrough, then scribble down my mind pictures.” Ensconced in the soundproof lighting booth on show night, Evans would sit with a score reader and a close-up closed-circuit camera view of the conductor and wait for the first cue. Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times
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