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  • Mar. 24, 2015
  • July 13 – 17, New Orleans
    July 20 – 24, Polynesia & Hawaii
    July 27 – 31, Middle East
    August 3 – 7, Brazil

    Music Performances and complementary Art Workshops are each presented twice a day –
    10am and 11:15am


    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Educational Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Anonymous, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, The Rose Hills Foundation, Walt Disney Company, Amgen Foundation, and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

    Additional support for SummerSounds is provided by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Hollywood Bowl Society and Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates.

    The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its 48th year of presenting SummerSounds, one of the most popular children's festivals in Southern California. The four-week festival of world music and arts for children ages 3 to 9 takes place weekday mornings, beginning on Monday, July 13, and running weekdays until Friday, August 7, 2015. SummerSounds explores world music through creative, fun-filled programs, introducing music and art from a different dynamic culture each week and engaging families in an interactive and inspiring story-driven concert experience. 

    Performances are at 10am and 11:15am each day, and the Arts Workshops offer culturally-influenced arts and crafts aligned with the musical themes of the performances. 10am performances are followed by 11:15am Art Workshops, and 11:15am performances are preceded by 10:00am Art Workshops.  Music performances and art workshops each run 40-45 minutes.

    July 13-17
    New Orleans
    Get a taste of musical gumbo with bold brass, fiery improvisation and spirited rhythm in this celebration of the birthplace of jazz. 
    Artist to be announced.

    July 20-24
    Polynesia & Hawaii
    Explore the rich history of the Pacific Islands through this enchanting and diverse music and dance.
    Artist to be announced.

    July 27-31
    Middle East
    Take an exciting look at the unique sounds, colors and movement of the Middle East, from East to West, North to South, and yesterday to today.
    Artist to be announced.

    August 3-7
    Move to samba, bossa nova, jazz and folk-inspired music that brings the sounds of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to life.
    Artist to be announced.

    Tickets ($16 per person, $13 per person when all four programs are purchased) are on sale Tuesday, March 24, 2014 at 10am at, by calling 323.850.2000, and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. Groups of 10 or more coming to the same performance pay a discounted rate of $11 per person. Please note that groups will not be seated until the entire group has arrived.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 48th season. In February 2015, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the eleventh year in a row at the 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies,, 213.972.3422
    Lisa Bellamore,, 213.972.3689
    Photos: 213.972.3034