When you think of hard-driving swing, daring expression, sophistication and elegance in artistry, formidable technique and a thunderous sound, there are only a very small handful of contemporary pianists you think of and one of them is most assuredly Eric Reed. But don’t think of him as a just a pianist; Eric is one of his generation’s most advanced thinkers in music.
Salute the Fourth with the ultimate celebration of one of the greatest bands ever. You’ll enjoy a night filled with the classic hits of Queen performed as you’ve never heard them before. High-energy band and vocalists Windborne join Pacific Symphony to perform hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more. A memorable evening complete with a sizzling Fourth of July fireworks show!
The Norwegian band made waves in the 1980s with their classic—and exceptionally catchy—songs “Take On Me” and “The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” Now, they're teaming up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a night of hits.
From its epic “O Fortuna” opening—featured in countless movie trailers—Carl 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.
One of the most popular jazz singers of the big band era, with a smoky subtlety that could stop the brashest band in its tracks, Peggy Lee–whose centennial was marked in 2020–sang her way to 13 Grammy nominations and two awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement, with her trademark voice. Not only did she bring a famously velvety tone to her work with Benny Goodman, scoring hits with "Somebody Else is Taking My Place" and "Why Don't You Do Right?," as well as her own "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" She was also an accomplished writer, with songs like “Mañana” and “I Don’t Know Enough About You” earning her induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Frank Sinatra made his first appearance at the Bowl in 1943, and he made a bit of an impact. The Los Angeles Times reported, “From the moon-bathed tiers of venerable Hollywood Bowl, last night came the inconceivable—hysterical screams, pleading, sighs, whistles, endearments, gasps, agonized cries.” Over the ensuing five decades, Sinatra would become an American legend, his voice—alternately swaggering and crooning—encapsulating romance, ambition, happiness, pride, and so much more. On this very special night at the Hollywood Bowl, a pair of close friends and Capitol Records labelmates—who just happened to be two of the 20th century's most important and influential singers—are feted by an all-star group of artists. Don't miss it.
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.
One of the world’s most prolific film composers, A.R. Rahman is known for bringing Indian classical music together with orchestral arrangements as well as electronic music and sounds from across the globe. Over his 30-year career, that approach has made him a six-time winner of the Indian National Award and a 32-time Filmfare Award winner. In 2008, his score for Slumdog Millionaire brought him to international prominence—and the Oscars, the Grammys, and the Golden Globes, all of whom awarded him statues. Along the way, he’s collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger and U2 to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Global superstar Ricky Martin makes his Hollywood Bowl debut with full orchestra for a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime concert. Prepare for an exhilarating night of "Livin' La Vida Loca” and many other international hits with the King of Latin Pop!
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.”
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award®-winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Gustavo Dudamel—who conducted Leonard Bernstein’s score for the 2021 adaptation – leads the LA Phil in a performance of the beloved musical by Arthur Laurents, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins—projected on the Bowl’s big screens.
The top acts in jazz and more descend on the Hollywood Bowl for two days of incredible music and a whole lot of fun. Produced in collaboration with Festival West, the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival kicks off the summer with a lineup for the ages.
The New West Symphony is an orchestra based in Los Angeles. The orchestra recruits some of the world’s most talented musicians. Led by Grammy-award-winning director Maestro Michael Christie, the Symphony presents six masterpieces every year with guest musicians and soloists. This performing organization is made to provide listeners with incredible experiences and provide the revelatory power of live symphonic music. The symphony is proud to present the 2021/2022 Masterpiece Series this year. The six performances include compositions by great classical composer, such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Giovanni Bottesini, and many more. Ode to Joy is a poem written by German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller. The poem was adapted and used by Beethoven for Symphony No. 9. The composition became an “Anthem of Europe.” Symphony No. 9 in D Minor is a choral composition written between 1822 to 1824. It’s the only classical symphony that has vocals included in the repertoire. Director and conductor Maestro Michael Christie have over 20 years of experience performing and conducting orchestras. He won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for The Revolution with Steve Jobs with Santa Fe Opera. The composition is a contemporary opera written by Mason Bates. The New West Symphony orchestra is composed of some of the world’s most accomplished musicians. Some have taken part in award-winning film soundtracks, such as Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and La La Land.
DCappella is Disney Music Group's successful a cappella ensemble composed of six equally talented members. There were initially 14 members of the group, but they were all trimmed down to their current number after a grueling process of elimination from the management. The group's current members include Orlando Dixon (Baritone), Antonio Fernandez (Vocal Percussion), Morgan Keene (Soprano), Kalen Kelly (Mezzo), Joe Santoni (Bass), and RJ Woessner (Tenor). As a group primarily known for performing Disney songs, they kicked off their professional debut in April 2018 with a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Immortal." The song was originally written for Disney's animated film "Big Hero 6." In the same year, DCappella recorded four songs for the soundtrack of the Disney film "Incredibles 2." They also made their TV debut on the American Idol stage during Disney Night of the reality TV competition. Since then, DCappella has completed a 40-city tour in the US and Canada, and they sold out an 18-city tour in Japan. And this year, they are back for their "Deck the Halls with Disney Tour." The group will be stopping at the Fred Kavli Theatre on November 13, Sunday. This is an early kick-off to the holiday, so be sure to be there with the rest of the family. Click on the "Get Tickets" button to secure your tickets now.