The Valkyries (July 17)
Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet (July 20–21)
Beethoven’s Fifths (July 26)
Carmina Burana with Dudamel (July 28)
Musical Encounters with Dudamel and esperanza spalding (August 2)
The Splendor of Saint-Saëns (August 4)
Dvořák and Bjarnason (August 9)
Scheherazade (August 11)
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks (August 12–13)
An Evening of Rachmaninoff (August 16)
American Stories (August 18)
Clara Schumann and Dvořák (August 25)
Beethoven’s Ninth (August 30 & September 1)
Mozart Under the Stars (September 6)
Itzhak Perlman Leads Tchaikovsky (September 13)
Sunday, July 17, at 8PM
Gustavo Dudamel collaborates with celebrated director Yuval Sharon and an all-star cast to present an extraordinary evening of Wagner, beginning with the famous “Ride of the Valkyries” and ending with the sublime “Magic Fire Music.”
WAGNER Die Walküre Act III
Co-produced with Detroit Opera.
This performance is generously supported by the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet
Wednesday–Thursday, July 20–21, at 8PM
Recently appointed Music Director of the Paris Opera, Gustavo Dudamel invites some of his new colleagues to make their Bowl debuts for an evening of highlights from some of the most beautiful and memorable ballets. Featuring glorious accompaniments by Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic—and solo keyboard courtesy of the indomitable Jean-Yves Thibaudet—preeminent dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet perform exquisite solos, duets and ensembles for an evening of terpsichorean delight.
This performance is generously supported by Deanie and Jay Stein, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten/GRoW @ Annenberg, and by Ellen and Arnold Zetcher.
Tuesday, July 26, at 8PM
The composer’s final piano concerto ushers in a magnificent evening of Beethoven at the Bowl. The acclaimed Seong-Jin Cho takes the solo spotlight for the grand majesty and patrician profile of the mighty “Emperor.” Then, Dudamel leads the iconic opening of Beethoven’s propulsive and energetic Symphony No. 5, in which the cruel hand of Fate is met by the fire of determination and, ultimately, victory.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
Tonight’s concert has been underwritten in loving memory of Anita Hirsh.
Carmina Burana with Dudamel
Thursday, July 28, at 8PM
Gustavo Dudamel presides over Carl Orff’s epic work for chorus and orchestra. From its “O Fortuna” opening—featured in countless movie trailers—Orff’s masterpiece for vocal soloists, choruses and full orchestra sweeps you into another world of ancient drinking songs and love ballads, featuring humor, sadness, resignation and ribaldry. Beloved since its premiere, Carmina Burana (“Songs of Beuren”) repeats highly catchy tunes with brilliant orchestration that make them irresistible.
Gonzalo GRAU Odisea: Concerto for Venezuelan Cuatro and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
ORFF Carmina Burana
Musical Encounters with Dudamel and esperanza spalding
Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 8PM
The Encuentros Orchestra is formed from top musicians from El Sistema-inspired programs representing 22 countries across five continents, including members of YOLA. Capping a two-week festival meant to build cultural harmony and respect through music, Gustavo Dudamel leads the orchestra in Dvořák’s poignant and popular “New World” symphony. Dudamel and the Encuentros Orchestra are joined by the multi-talented jazz bassist esperanza spalding in a special night celebrating the next generation of arts leaders.
Giancarlo CASTRO D'ADDONA Encuentro Obertura Festiva (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Wayne SHORTER Gaia (LA Phil commission)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
The Encuentros Festival is generously supported by Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen and the de Marchena-Huyke Foundation.
The Splendor of Saint-Saëns
Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8PM
Enjoy an evening of Saint-Saëns’ highly melodic music, from the passionate First Cello Concerto featuring Pablo Ferrández to the powerful majesty of his memorable “Organ” Symphony.
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”
Dvořák and Bjarnason
Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 8PM
Five years ago, maverick violinist Pekka Kuusisto gave the world premiere of Daníel Bjarnason’s dazzling concerto that explores the sound possibilities of what a violin (and an exceptional violinist) can create, and he returns to the Bowl for an encore performance. Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska has been widely celebrated by critics for her ability to “elicit the finest nuances with her precise directing” (Bachtrack). She leads Dvořák’s cheerful Eighth Symphony, featuring vibrant Czech folk melodies, as well as Anna Meredith’s Nautilus, which has been called “pure maximalist mayhem” by GQ while showing up in the soundtracks of everything from Netflix’s Living with Yourself to Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade.
Anna MEREDITH Nautilus
Daníel BJARNASON Scordatura (LA Phil commission)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 8PM
Dynamic conductor Lina González-Granados—“an artist of considerable rhythmic vitality and alertness” (San Francisco Chronicle)—elicits the striking storytelling drama of Rimsky Korsakov’s colorful Scheherazade. Opening the evening is Nina Shekhar’s musical exploration of light and dark as well as Paganini’s showpiece for viola performed by the LA Phil’s Principal Teng Li.
Nina SHEKHAR Lumina
PAGANINI Sonata per la Grand Viola
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks
Friday–Saturday, Aug. 12–13, at 8PM
Joshua Bell headlines one of the Bowl’s most treasured traditions, lending his star power to Tchaikovsky’s incomparable Violin Concerto. The excitement continues with the victorious 1812 Overture performed with matching pyrotechnics.
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Additional programming to be announced
An Evening of Rachmaninoff
Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 8PM
Experience two classics by the ultimate Russian Romantic including his breathtaking Second Concerto—performed by pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, described as the “definition of virtuosity” by The Observer—as well as the lush Second Symphony.
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
Thursday, Aug. 18, at 8PM
Joseph Young leads Carlos Simon’s Portrait of a Queen, which uses the orchestra and dramatic spoken word to trace Black history in America. Davóne Tines performs boldly re-imagined American classics and the evening closes with Copland’s quintessentially American score for Billy the Kid.
Carlos SIMON Portrait of a Queen
Michael SCHACHTER/Caroline SHAW/Tyshawn SOREY (devised by Davóne TINES, text by Mahogany L. BROWNE) Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
COPLAND Billy the Kid
Clara Schumann and Dvořák
Thursday, Aug. 25, at 8PM
Isata Kanneh-Mason brings to life a rarely heard Piano Concerto by one of her musical heroines, Clara Schumann. Marta Gardolińska leads one of Dvořák’s greatest symphonies, his lyric and Bohemian Seventh.
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7
Tuesday & Thursday, Aug. 30 & Sept. 1, at 8PM
Beethoven’s towering Ninth—the composer’s revolutionary exaltation of equality and humanity—rings through the Hollywood hills, led by the Chief Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra Eva Ollikainen with marvelous vocal soloists and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Samy MOUSSA Elysium (U.S. premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
Mozart Under the Stars
Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8PM
Hearing Mozart’s majestic music under the summer night sky is a prized Bowl tradition, especially with the effervescent Nicholas McGegan on the podium, plus the LA Phil’s own Principal Concertmaster!
MOZART Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218
MOZART Symphony No. 36, "Linz"
Itzhak Perlman Leads Tchaikovsky
Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 8PM
Beloved violin icon Itzhak Perlman returns to perform Bach’s dynamic double concerto with Randall Goosby. Plus, enjoy an opportunity to see Perlman conduct when he leads Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony.
BACH Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
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About the Hollywood Bowl
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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was awarded Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. It was also awarded the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year award at the 31st Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 14 previous times, as well as Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com
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