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  • Jul. 14, 2015

    Dudamel leads his first Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of CARMINA BURANA

    In his TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR debut, Dudamel conducts this beloved annual Hollywood Bowl tradition

    BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD narrates A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring visuals by director ALBERTO ARVELO; GIL SHAHAM joins Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

    ALICE SARA OTT makes her debut at the Hollywood Bowl in all-Mozart program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Dudamel

    July 21 - 30, 2015

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    Los Angeles, CA (July 13, 2015) – LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, in his sixth summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, leads a series of six concerts to celebrate the his tenth anniversary of his Hollywood Bowl debut. In this two week period Dudamel gives his first Los Angeles performances of Carmina Burana; conducts the Hollywood Bowl’s annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular for the first time; leads an all-Mendelssohn program featuring Bryce Dallas Howard as narrator of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and violinist Gil Shaham performing the composer’s Violin Concerto; and welcomes pianist Alice Sara Ott in her venue debut in an all-Mozart program.

    On July 21 & 23, Dudamel is joined by soprano Joélle Harvey, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Brian Mulligan, for his Los Angeles premiere of Carmina Burana along with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the National Children’s Chorus. The program opens with Eric Whitacre’s Her Sacred Spirit Soars and Equus.

    On July 24 & 25, Dudamel leads the Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks – a beloved annual tradition at the Hollywood Bowl – for the first time. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 – which Dudamel conducted during his U.S. debut appearance at the Hollywood Bowl ten years ago in 2005 –along with selections from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

    For one night only on Tues. July 28, the Hollywood Bowl is transformed into an enchanted forest for A Midsummer Night with Dudamel. Opening the program, Gil Shaham joins Dudamel for a performance of Mendelssohn’s iconic Violin Concerto. Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is enriched by projected visuals created by director Alberto Arvelo. Bryce Dallas Howard will narrate, bringing Shakespeare’s words to life, with soprano Deanna Breiwick and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Holloway, and the women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

    Dudamel concludes his summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on Thurs. July 30 with pianist Alice Sara Ott, soprano Miah Persson, and bass-baritone Gerald Finley in an all-Mozart program, showcasing the composer’s beloved opera arias, orchestral selections and his Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467. 

    Program details:

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Joélle Harvey, soprano
    Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
    Brian Mulligan, baritone
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, artistic director
    National Children’s Chorus
    Luke McEndarfer, artistic director
    WHITACRE     Her Sacred Spirit Soars
    WHITACRE     Equus
    ORFF            Carmina Burana

    Friday, July 24, 2015
    Saturday, July 25, 2015
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    USC Trojan Marching Band
    Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, director
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
    TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
    TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture (with fireworks)

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    A Midsummer Night with Dudamel
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Gil Shaham, violin
    Alberto Arvelo, director
    Bryce Dallas Howard, narrator
    Deanna Breiwick, soprano
    Jennifer Holloway, mezzo-soprano
    Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, artistic director
    MENDELSSOHN                  Violin Concerto
    MENDELSSOHN                  A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Alice Sara Ott, piano
    Miah Persson, soprano
    Gerald Finley, bass-baritone
    MOZART        Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
    MOZART        Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467
    MOZART        Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
    MOZART        “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” from Don Giovanni
    MOZART        “Fin ch’han dal vino” from Don Giovanni
    MOZART        “Dove sono" from The Marriage of Figaro
    MOZART        “Come scoglio” from Così fan tutte
    MOZART        “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni
    MOZART        “Papagena, Papageno” from The Magic Flute
    MOZART        German Dance in C, K. 605, No. 3, “Sleighride”

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    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 47th season. In February 2014, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the tenth 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.


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