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Ticketmaster and Honolulu Symphony Sign Multi-Year Deal

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Ticketmaster and the Honolulu
Symphony have signed a multi-year ticketing and new technology agreement. Included in the agreement, Ticketmaster will sell and distribute tickets for the performance group's more than 50 events each year. This will also be the Honolulu Symphony's first full-season utilizing Ticketmaster's ticketFast technology, a service that gives patrons the ability to download and print his/her tickets at the click of a mouse. This new integrated technology foundation features real-time barcode authentication combined with ticketFast electronic delivery, providing a secure, easy-to- use service to concertgoers.

"We are excited to be able to bring the world's latest technology to Honolulu Symphony patrons," said Honolulu Symphony spokesperson, Alan Rakov. "This partnership with Ticketmaster will help ensure that the Symphony remains a presence in Hawaii's cultural landscape for another hundred years." The Honolulu Symphony performs at the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall and Blaisdell Arena and is the oldest American orchestra west of the Rocky Mountains.

"Ticketmaster is proud to partner with the Honolulu Symphony, giving Hawaii residents and visiting tourists alike the opportunity to appreciate this highly esteemed and inspirational performance ensemble," said Ticketmaster's general manager of Hawaii, Shirley Alexander. "We are confident that the advanced technologies Ticketmaster is installing will enhance the Symphony's ticketing management and patron experience."

Founded in 1900, the Honolulu Symphony has established a legacy as one of
Hawaii's great cultural and educational resources, deeply committed to exploring the challenges of cultural diversity in a community that has rapidly become a crossroads for the world. The 2003-2004 season features a lineup of classical music's biggest stars and most beloved repertoire, as well as unique East-West theme concerts that pay tribute to the cultural roots of the people of Hawaii. –by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen