Hollywood Bowl Summer Season “Info, Schedule and Tickets” (5/07)

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ANNOUNCES

2007 SUMMER SEASON

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the Bowl for two concerts, one featuring his orchestral work,

Foreign Bodies, with original choreography performed by Diavolo

Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

The Decemberists make their Bowl debut with the

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Queen Latifah leads off the Jazz series in her Bowl debut

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the Bowl for the first time in over 20 years

Opening Night Hall of Fame inductees include Plácido Domingo and John Mauceri

Headliners scheduled to appear include: Leonard Slatkin, Christian McBride, Diana Krall, B.B. King, Gil Shaham, Macy Gray, Jamie Cullum, Groove Armada, Sumi Jo, Savion Glover, Thomas Hampson, Gladys Knight, Sarah Chang, Isaac Hayes, Nancy Wilson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Café Tacuba, Dave Brubeck and Rufus Wainwright

LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2007) — The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced the Hollywood Bowl summer 2007 programming for its 86th season at the historic venue. The Hollywood Bowl – recently named "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue" by Pollstar magazine for the third straight year – is one of the most renowned

summer cultural venues in the United States and has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1922.

The 2007 summer season spans 14 weeks from June 22 to September 30, and includes presentations of classical music by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; popular weekend shows with the Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; jazz; world music; pop; rock; and special presentations, as well as family and educational programs.

"This summer is one of great excitement, with a wide range of offerings and some truly special events," says Los Angeles Philharmonic Association President Deborah Borda. "Philharmonic Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads his work Foreign Bodies with brand new choreography, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the Bowl stage after more than two decades. We also have collaborations with The Decemberists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and three nights of South Pacific, starring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Add to our stellar mix the Bowl debut of Queen Latifah, and tribute concerts to some of the world’s greatest talents, including Nancy Wilson, The Beatles, Judy Garland, Gene Autry and John Wayne, and you have a spectacular lineup for this storied venue."

 

CLASSICAL TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, 8 PM

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs 10 weeks of classical programs during the Hollywood Bowl’s Classical Tuesdays and Thursdays series.

Leonard Slatkin, in his third year as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, leads off the season with two weeks of concerts. His first is an all-Russian program featuring soloist Gil Shaham in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The program opens with Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, and closes with Mussorgsky’s famed Pictures at an Exhibition – with fireworks. Also that week, Slatkin leads a concert of French and Italian favorites, including Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra, Respighi’s Pines of Rome, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with pianist Andreas Haefliger (July 10 and 12).

 

The following week, Slatkin conducts two programs with noted soloists: pianists Christopher O’Riley and Jonathan Biss, and violinist Karen Gomyo. The Tuesday program features classic scores selected by Slatkin in the spirit of one of the Hollywood Bowl’s "Symphonies under the Stars" programs of the 1950s. O’Riley and Gomyo join the orchestra for music from the concert hall (Litolff’s Scherzo, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen), the cinema (Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto) and the opera house (Massenet’s Méditation from Tha s). Thursday sees Biss playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, scheduled with Weber’s Overture to Oberon and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 (July 17 and 19).

Philharmonic staff conductors Joana Carneiro and Alexander Mickelthwate take the podium the next week for two programs. Assistant Conductor Carneiro leads a Spanish-themed night with soloists Luciana Souza (vocalist) and Arnaldo Cohen (piano). The program includes Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Bolero, and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and El amor brujo. Associate Conductor Mickelthwate conducts violinist Sarah Chang in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, on a program with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" (July 24 and 26).

Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the Hollywood Bowl for the first time since 1985 for two programs: an all-Beethoven night and an all-American night. The all-Beethoven program includes music from King Stephen, the Bundeslied for chorus and orchestra and Symphony No. 9. The American program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Gershwin’s American in Paris, Copland’s Old American Songs with baritone Thomas Hampson, and Lincoln Portrait with Gore Vidal narrating (July 31 and August 2).

Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan returns to the Bowl for a special two-week project, The Grand Tour, looking at music written for four of Europe’s 18th-century cultural capitals. The opening program includes music written by Handel, Haydn, Arne and Mozart for London, and the second program features concertos for various instruments written by Vivaldi for Venice, with Philharmonic Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour leading an array of soloists from the orchestra (August 7 and 9).

The following week, McGegan visits Paris, with a program of music by Rameau, Haydn, and Mozart, as well as the rarely heard Symphonie Concertante for two violins and orchestra on French Revolutionary Airs by Jean-Baptiste Davaux; and Vienna, with an all-Mozart program featuring pianist Shai Wosner in the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, and McGegan and the orchestra in the Five Contradances, K. 609, and the Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter" (August 14 and 16).

Conductor Stéphane Den ve returns to the Philharmonic podium this summer for two concerts, and is joined by violinist Sergey Khachatryan – in their Bowl debuts – and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Den ve’s first program features Stokowski’s orchestration of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Khachatryan. The second is a French repertoire program with Berlioz’ Overture to Les francs-juges, Debussy’s La mer, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, "Egyptian" with Thibaudet as soloist (August 21 and 23).

Conductor Kirill Petrenko makes his Hollywood Bowl debut in two performances of a Russian program featuring pianist Nikolai Lugansky in Rachmaninoff’s towering Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program are Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919) (August 28 and 30).

Philharmonic Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the Bowl for two programs in September. The first includes his own work for orchestra, Foreign Bodies, with original choreography performed by Diavolo, Jacques Heim, artistic director. Closing that program is Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Salonen’s second program is a concert performance of the 1869 version of Mussorgsky’s operatic masterpiece, Boris Godunov, with an all-Russian cast of soloists from the Mariinsky Theater headed by Mikhail Kit in the title role (September 4 and 6).

Leonard Slatkin returns to close the Bowl’s classical season with two concerts. First, bassist Edgar Meyer and pianist Michel Camilo join the Philharmonic for an all-American program of Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, Meyer’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2, Schuller’s Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. In the final Thursday concert of the summer, cellist Lynn Harrell joins Slatkin and the orchestra for Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, on a program that also includes Smetana’s The Moldau and Copland’s Symphony No. 3, one of Slatkin’s signature works (September 11 and 13).

 

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 8:30 PM

The Hollywood Bowl’s Weekend Spectaculars series offers audiences unforgettable performances by favorite entertainers. Concerts in this series are performed by the two resident ensembles — the

Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra — and include four programs ending with the dazzling pyrotechnics that have become a Hollywood Bowl tradition.

 

The 10-week series begins with composer/conductor John Williams’ annual summer appearance at the Bowl as he leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in John Williams: Maestro of the Movies. With his memorable scores, Williams has made history by being the most Academy Award®-nominated person alive. This program includes many of the scores that made him famous for capturing the imagination, beauty and drama of a film in its music (July 13 and 14).

Cool Britannia! brings British pop/jazz sensation Jamie Cullum to the Bowl stage in his orchestral debut, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of another Brit, conductor Bramwell Tovey (July 20 and 21).

Seven-time Grammy-winner Gladys Knight stars in Viva Las Vegas: An Evening with Gladys Knight with Fireworks, with special guest Wayne Brady. Two concerts celebrate the glittering stages of the city that never sleeps with music from Knight’s newest album, Before Me. Brady opens with songs of Sammy Davis Jr. and a Vegas-style finale with showgirls closes the night with fireworks (July 27 and 28).

The staged musical returns for three performances again this summer: South Pacific starring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII masterpiece, directed by David Lee and conducted by Paul Gemignani. Remaining cast to be announced (August 3, 4 and 5).

 

It’s been 40 years since the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album that changed music history. In tribute, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conductor Edwin Outwater, special guests Cheap Trick and guest vocalists Aimee Mann and Joan Osborne, celebrate this rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece live on the same stage where The Beatles once played (August 10 and 11).

Grammy-winning singer/pianist Diana Krall returns to the Hollywood Bowl with her sultry style, performing two shows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. With music from her latest release, From This Moment On, Krall performs a personal celebration of classic song-making and a salute to her musical heroes and mentors (August 17 and 18).

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns for two shows with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Michael Krajewski as the retro-hip swing masters perform their moves, grooves and hot tunes in two summer nights of concerts with dancers and fireworks (August 24 and 25).

The annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks returns to the Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, pianist Gabriela Montero and the USC Trojan Marching Band, Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, director, all led by guest conductor Thomas Wilkins. Wilkins leads the beloved Piano Concerto No. 1, and Bowl favorite the USC Trojan Marching Band joins in for a "light up the sky" finale set to the 1812 Overture (August 31 and September 1).

Pioneers of rock ‘n’ soul Daryl Hall & John Oates bring their many hits, including "Private Eyes," "Maneater," "Kiss on my List" and "Rich Girl" to two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The most successful duo in rock history, the Philly-soul sounds of Hall & Oates define a generation. The Spinners open (September 7 and 8).

Weekend spectaculars conclude with the annual Fireworks Finale with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Pink Martini stars in a recreation of the Ambassador Hotel’s Cocoanut Grove. This L.A. hot spot was the place for live entertainment in its day, and Pink Martini brings its blend of Latin rhythms, jazz and European chic to this legendary nightclub’s tribute (September 14, 15 and 16).

 

SUNSET PERFORMANCES

SUNDAYS, 7:30 PM

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra shine in the entertaining Sunday Sunset Performances, a series of four concerts that include the best of opera, dance and Broadway.

 

The series begins with Leonard Slatkin and the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing a concert version of one of Mozart’s most beloved operas, The Magic Flute. Featured vocalists include Isabel Bayrakdarian as Pamina, Eric Cutler as Tamino, Sumi Jo as the Queen of the Night, Alfred Reiter as Sarastro and Hugh Russell as Papageno (July 8).

Tap master Savion Glover performs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Bramwell Tovey. His performance includes his interpretation of Duke Ellington’s masterful jazz work The River (July 22).

South Pacific starring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII masterpiece, directed by David Lee and conducted by Paul Gemignani. Remaining cast to be announced (August 5).

Fireworks Finale with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Pink Martini in a recreation of the Ambassador Hotel’s Cocoanut Grove. Pink Martini brings its blend of Latin rhythms, jazz and European chic to this legendary nightclub’s tribute (September 16).

 

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

WEDNESDAYS, 8 PM

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Creative Chair for Jazz, Christian McBride, has programmed eight concerts featuring jazz legends and rising stars as part of the Bowl’s two four-concert series on Wednesday nights.

Jazz at the Bowl opens with rapper/movie star/jazz singer Queen Latifah, in her Hollywood Bowl debut. Her program features jazz standards, a little blues, pop and R&B – something for everyone (July 11).

The series continues with a 50th-anniversary salute to the Memphis soul label Stax Records in 50 Years of Stax. William Bell, Mable John, Booker T. Jones, Eddie Floyd and special guests open the celebration with classic Stax hits. Isaac Hayes closes the evening (July 18).

Creative Chair for Jazz Christian McBride is musical director for Jazz at the Movies, with big band and strings. Jazz from dramas, thrillers and comedy is highlighted in a concert that also includes timeless jazz standards and cool jazz scores, with film clips shown on the Bowl’s screens. Special guests to be announced (July 25).

Benny Carter’s 100 Years of Music is honored with an all-star lineup, featuring the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Russell Malone, Marlena Shaw, Eldar, Roberta Gambarini and other special guests, including host Quincy Jones. Carter’s friends pay homage to the legend with music by and for him, performing original arrangements and tributes (August 8).

Guitar Night features three titans of modern guitar: Lee Ritenour & Friends, including Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Brian Bromberg (bass) and Alex Acuña (percussion); John Scofield with his bluesy side of jazz, and African guitarist Lionel Loueke and Gilfema (August 15).

The ever-popular Dave Brubeck brings his signature jazz style back to the Bowl. Also performing are special guest Madeleine Peyroux, in her Bowl debut, and the Bruce Hornsby Trio featuring Christian McBride, bass and Jack DeJohnette, drums (August 22).

Nancy Wilson celebrates her 70th birthday at the Hollywood Bowl with a concert that includes special friends and colleagues from her jazz and R&B career: Patti Austin, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Nnenna Freelon and Ramsey Lewis plus additional artists to be announced. Arsenio Hall hosts with Lewis on piano opening the evening (August 29).

Jazz at the Bowl wraps up with the incomparable B.B. King returns for the B.B. King Blues Festival. Opening the evening are pedal steel wonder Robert Randolph & The Family Band and the retro soul blues of James Hunter (September 5).

 

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL

SUNDAYS, 7 PM

KCRW’s World Festival continues this summer with eclectic programs showcasing sounds from around the globe on six Sunday evenings. Created in partnership with KCRW and hosted by the station’s on-air personalities, the series celebrates its ninth year with a varied lineup of global superstars.

 

 

KCRW’s World Festival kicks off with DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist perform Brain Placement: 7 Inches of Fury, the explosive Brazilian percussionist Carlinhos Brown, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. KCRW’s Garth Trinidad hosts (June 24).

The Mexico City-based quartet Café Tacuba returns to rock the Bowl in their international style. The Grammy-winning group blends regional Mexican genres of norte o, bolero and ranchero with types of ska, electronica, rock and hip-hop for an eclectic show. Groove Armada joins the show with their electronic dance party mix. KCRW’s Nic Harcourt hosts (July 15).

The Spirit of Armenia comes to the Bowl! Adiss, Andy, Silva Hakobyan, Sako, Hovhannes Shahbazyan, Element Band, Vatche Mankerian, Winds of Passion duduk quartet with Gagik Badalyan, Araks & Alik Karapetyan, Zvartnots and Vartan & Siranoush Kevorkyan Dance Ensembles present the evocative and vibrant sights and sounds of Armenia. Ranging from traditional folk music to the best pop artists based in Los Angeles and Armenia, the lively celebration features colorful costumes and dancing. KCRW’s Tom Schnabel hosts (July 29).

The sixth annual Reggae Night features Burning Spear, Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang with Horace Andy and Cherine Anderson. A very special reunion by the Wailing Souls, back together for the first time in 22 years, opens. KCRW’s Anne Litt hosts (August 12).

 

Macy Gray and Zap Mama return to the Bowl in 2007 with their sassy soul and African and pop grooves in a concert celebrating Global Divas. NY’s playfully named Brazilian Girls open with upbeat dance beats. KCRW’s Chris Douridas hosts (August 26).

 

DJ Paul Oakenfold with special guest Carmen Rizzo open for a headliner to be announced. KCRW’s Jason Bentley hosts (September 9).

SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Opening Night at the Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra kicks off the summer season with the Eighth Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, June 22, at 8:30 p.m. The program, to benefit Music Matters, features performances by 2007 Hall of Fame inductees tenor Plácido Domingo and Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri.

Past Hall of Famers include John Williams, Garth Brooks, Marilyn Horne, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, John Raitt, Monty Python, Bernadette Peters, Randy Newman, Kathleen Battle, Roger Daltrey, Leopold Stokowski, the Smothers Brothers, George Harrison, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Sarah Chang, Henry Mancini, Brian Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Frank Sinatra, Joshua Bell, Carlos Santana and André Watts. An additional 2007 inductee is announced later this spring.

The "Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame" was conceived on behalf of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association by Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton, executive producers of the June 22 concert. Premier patrons are Eva and Marc Stern; Carla and Fred Sands are the Gala Committee Chairs. Opening Night sponsors: Wells Fargo (VIP Reception Sponsor), Goodyear, the Patina Group, Gallo Family Vineyards and Tiffany & Co.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

The hills are still alive, as the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music returns to the Hollywood Bowl for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, June 30, hosted by Reba’s Melissa Peterman. Audiences are invited to dress in costume for the pre-concert costume parade, before breaking out the fun paks and singing along with those famous songs. Pre-show: 6 p.m.; film begins at 8:15 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

The Hollywood Bowl’s annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular has become a star-spangled family tradition for Southern Californians. This year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and guest conductor Edwin Outwater honor the West, with homage to two of America’s greatest film stars Gene Autry and John Wayne – who both have centennials this year – with special guests Riders In The Sky. Celebrate the red, white and blue Western style, when children and grown-ups alike can enjoy great music and dazzling fireworks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2, 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m.

The Decemberists with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Pop folk group The Decemberists bring their inventive songwriting, sweet tale-telling and lush melodies to the Bowl for their debut on Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m., with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Seattle’s latest sub-pop heroes, Band of Horses, opens the show.

JVC Jazz

This summer’s JVC Jazz concert on Sunday, August 19, at 6 p.m. presents Dave Koz & Friends, Earl Klugh, and Summer Romance starring Jim Brickman & Michael Lington. This popular annual festival features the summer’s best lineup of contemporary jazz artists.

The Big Picture – The Films of Paramount Pictures

The perennial favorite, The Big Picture, returns on Sunday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. David Newman leads the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. From Sunset Blvd. to The Godfather to Dreamgirls, this movie night celebrates the amazing 95-year legacy of Paramount Pictures with scenes on the big screen and music performed live. The evening is produced in cooperation with Paramount Pictures.

Rufus Wainwright Plays Judy Garland

Rufus Wainwright returns to the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, September 23, at 7 p.m. for a solo show that pays tribute to Judy Garland’s famous 1961 performance at the historic venue. Wainwright and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under the baton of Stephen Oremus, perform all the songs that Garland sang on the Bowl stage 46 years ago.

Big Top Bowl: A Global Circus Celebration

The Big Top comes to the Bowl this summer, closing the season on Sunday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment for the entire family. The world-famous Peking Acrobats are featured in this global circus celebration of an evening filled with thrilling feats and sensational stunts. This one-of-a-kind show features a carnival of clowns and outstanding musical circus performances from around the globe.

 

SUMMERSOUNDS: Music for Kids

Festival of Music and Art at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its 39th year of presenting one of the most popular children’s festivals in Southern California. The six-week festival of music and arts for children ages 3 to 11 takes place weekday mornings from July 9 through August 17, and this summer explores the music of world cultures including Greece, America’s Roots (Bluegrass), Mexico, Cuba, North Africa and India. Kid-friendly musical performances and theme-related arts workshops change on a weekly basis; visitors are invited to observe orchestra rehearsals at the Bowl at no additional charge. Tickets for SummerSounds are $6. Fine Arts Outdoor Studio tickets are $4. For a brochure or more details, call 323.850.2000.

BOWLEXPRESS PARK & RIDE AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

BowlExpress Park & Ride service will be available from 14 convenient locations in the Southland during the Hollywood Bowl 2007 season. BowlExpress Shuttle lots offer convenient parking at four close-to-the-Bowl locations.

EDMUND D. EDELMAN HOLLYWOOD BOWL MUSEUM

The Edmund D. Edelman Hollywood Bowl Museum has developed a special exhibit for summer 2007 – Rock & Roll at the Bowl. From Frankie Avalon to the Flaming Lips, the Hollywood Bowl has been home to the greatest rock shows of all time. The Beatles caused a sensation in 1964, followed soon by the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Sonny & Cher, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and others from the world of classic rock. Elton John, Sting, and Rod Stewart have played the Bowl many times over the years, and more recent blockbuster artists include Coldplay, Radiohead, Bjork, Nine Inch Nails and many more.

The Hollywood Bowl Museum celebrates this history with an all-new exhibit featuring never-before-seen photos, posters, videos and rock memorabilia. Some of the more intriguing items include candid backstage photos of Jimi Hendrix hanging out with Michelle Phillips and Mama Cass of the Mamas & the Papas, photos of the Grateful Dead’s tower of amps completely covering the Hollywood Bowl stage, and original artist posters. The exhibit opens June 22.

In addition, Letters to the Bowl remains on display, telling the story of the Bowl through stories from the past and the present: letters from patrons describing their Bowl experiences are combined with photographs, concert programs and other memorabilia to paint a picture of this cultural landmark and the way it has touched the lives of audiences since 1922. The Museum also houses the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, with information about all of the inductees.

The Museum is located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl on Peppertree Lane. Admission is free. Summer hours (June 22 – September 16): Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to concert start-time, and Sundays, 4:00 PM to concert start-time. Off-season hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays by appointment. Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and December 23 – January 1. For more information, call the Edmund D. Edelman Hollywood Bowl Museum at 323.850.2058.

 

PATINA RESTAURANT GROUP AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

From hot dogs to hamachi, popcorn to the pop of Champagne corks, there is an array of dining options at the Hollywood Bowl, all provided by chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina Restaurant Group.

Widely acknowledged as a major contributing force behind Los Angeles’ growth into one of the world’s premier dining capitals, Joachim Splichal has been hailed as a Legendary Chef and Restaurateur of the Year by Bon Appétit.  Splichal’s culinary approach emphasizes a playful, yet perfectionist style and his enthusiasm for California’s abundant resources translates into wildly innovative and elegant dishes. Splichal’s surprising and artful use of ingredients has earned him an international reputation as one of the most imaginative and talented chefs on the American culinary scene.

Based upon their shared vision of unique restaurants emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and unparalleled service, Splichal and his wife and co-founder, Christine, opened their flagship restaurant Patina in 1989.  Today, Patina Restaurant Group has grown to include an array of award-winning restaurants and cafes in California, Nevada, New York and New Jersey. In addition, the world-class Patina Catering division brings Splichal’s unrivaled cuisine and impeccable service to high-profile events at private locations and some of California’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Music Center of Los Angeles County and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. 

 

 

 

TICKETS

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2007 summer season are currently available online at www.HollywoodBowl.com, via fax, mail, and by phone at 323.850.2000. The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales ($1 – $290) on Sunday, May 6, 2007. From May 6 to May 12, box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, May 15, summer hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices. Call 323.850.2050 for details on group purchases.

For additional information regarding accommodations and services for patrons with disabilities, please call 323.850.2000 and ask for the "Guide to the Hollywood Bowl for Patrons with Disabilities." For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

Programs, dates and artists subject to change.   Schedule Below:

 

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2007 SEASON

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF EVENTS

JUNE 2007

OPENING NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

(Non-subscription)

$15 – $98

Friday, June 22 at 8:30 PM

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE, conductor

PLÁCIDO DOMINGO and JOHN MAUCERI, 2007 Hall of Fame

Inductees

2007 Inductees Plácido Domingo and John Mauceri take the stage for an unforgettable opening night celebration. Proceeds benefit Music Matters, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s education programs. Created and produced by Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton.

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95 Sunday, June 24 at 7 PM

DJ SHADOW & CUT CHEMIST PERFORM BRAIN PLACEMENT: 7 INCHES OF FURY

CARLINHOS BROWN

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

GARTH TRINIDAD, host

KCRW’s World Festival kicks off with the debut of DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Perform Brain Placement: 7 Inches Of Fury, explosive Brazilian percussionist Carlinhos Brown, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC

(Non-subscription)

$7 – $65 Saturday, June 30 at 6 PM (Pre-Show); 8:15 PM (Movie)

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

MITCH HANLON, organ

MELISSA PETERMAN, host

The hills are alive with The Sound of Music! Everyone’s favorite sing-a-long returns to the giant screen at the Hollywood Bowl – the world’s largest outdoor movie theater. Bring your costume (for the pre-show parade) and your vocal cords to this beloved and always sold-out event.

 

 

JULY 2007

JULY 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

*Fireworks*

(Non-subscription)

$9 – $111; children 12 and under half-price

Monday, July 2 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

EDWIN OUTWATER, conductor

RIDERS IN THE SKY, special guests

Picnics, fireworks and the best in American music! This year, we celebrate the West, honoring famous American cowboys and two of our greatest film stars on their 100th anniversaries: Gene Autry and John Wayne. Joining in are America’s greatest singing cowboys, Riders In The Sky, who’ll delight and entertain as only they can – western style! Perfect for the whole family.

THE DECEMBERISTS

(Non-subscription)

$20 – $105 Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 PM

THE DECEMBERISTS with the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

BAND OF HORSES

Pop folk group The Decemberists bring their inventive songwriting, sweet tale-telling and lush melodies to the Bowl for their debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Seattle’s latest sub-pop heroes, Band of Horses, opens the show.

SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERTS

$24 – $111 Sunday, July 8 at 7:30 PM

MOZART The Magic Flute

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN as Pamina

ERIC CUTLER as Tamino

SUMI JO as The Queen of the Night

ALFRED REITER as Sarastro

HUGH RUSSELL as Papageno

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE, GRANT GERSHON, music director

Performance benefits the Philharmonic Musicians Pension Fund.

 

 

TUESDAY CLASSICS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $93 Tuesday, July 10 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

GIL SHAHAM, violin

GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition (with fireworks)

 

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, July 11 at 8 PM

QUEEN LATIFAH

Rapper, movie star and jazz singer Queen Latifah makes her Bowl debut. Well-known as Mama in Chicago, Queen Latifah delivers jazz standards, a little blues, pop, R&B and plenty of sass!

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Thursday, July 12 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

ANDREAS HAEFLIGER, piano

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture

FAURÉ Pavane

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G

ROSSINI Overture to La gazza ladra

MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

$24 – $111 Friday, July 13 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 PM

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

JOHN WILLIAMS, conductor

In the world of film music, there is no single greater force than the incomparable John Williams. Having more Academy Award® nominations than anyone alive is a testament to his singular ability to capture in music the imagination, beauty and drama of film. A John Williams concert at the Hollywood Bowl is an experience not to be missed!

 

 

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95 Sunday, July 15 at 7 PM

CAFÉ TACUBA

GROOVE ARMADA

NIC HARCOURT, host

The Mexico City-based quartet Café Tacuba returns to rock the Bowl in their international style. The Grammy-winning group blends regional Mexican genres of norteño, bolero and ranchero with types of ska, electronica, rock and hip-hop for an eclectic show. Groove Armada joins the show with their electronic dance party mix.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93

Tuesday, July 17 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY, piano

KAREN GOMYO, violin

HÉROLD Overture to Zampa

PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours from La Giocanda

LITOLFF Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4

ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto

ENESCO Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

CHABRIER España

SAINT-SAËNS Baccanale from Samson and Delila

MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs

SARASATE Zigeunerweisen

LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, July 18 at 8 PM

50 Years of Stax

ISAAC HAYES

WILLIAM BELL, MABLE JOHN, BOOKER T. JONES, EDDIE FLOYD,

special guests

Classic hits of Stax Records are celebrated with a 50th-anniversary salute to the Memphis soul label.

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Thursday, July 19 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

JONATHAN BISS, piano

WEBER Overture to Oberon

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

$24 – $93 Friday, July 20 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 PM

Cool Britannia!

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor

JAMIE CULLUM, special guest

The suave James Bond, the witty Noël Coward and that shagadelic Austin Powers – the coolness of Britain invades the Hollywood Bowl. This time it’s Bramwell Tovey and the Los Angeles Philharmonic leading the way joined by the coolest of the cool – British jazz/pop sensation Jamie Cullum making his orchestral debut!

SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERTS

$24 – $111 Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 PM

Savion Glover: On Tap

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor

SAVION GLOVER, special guest

From Bring in da Noise to Happy Feet, the electrifying master continues to define…and redefine…what tap means today – this time to Duke Ellington’s masterful jazz ballet score The River in a genre-busting Bowl concert.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93

Tuesday, July 24 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

JOANA CARNEIRO, conductor

LUCIANA SOUZA, vocalist

ARNALDO COHEN, piano

RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole

FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain

FALLA El amor brujo

RAVEL Boléro

 

 

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, July 25 at 8 PM

Jazz at the Movies

VINCE MENDOZA, conductor

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, musical director

WALLACE RONEY, special guest

With big band and strings

Special guests to be announced

Jazz comes to the movies with great dramas, thrillers and comedies that have featured cool jazz scores and timeless jazz standards. Watch classic clips on the big screens and swing to the likes of Ellington, Mancini, Basie and many more.

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93

Thursday, July 26 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE, conductor

SARAH CHANG, violin

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture

BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $111 Friday, July 27 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 28 at 8:30 PM

Viva Las Vegas: An Evening with Gladys Knight with fireworks

GLADYS KNIGHT

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

WAYNE BRADY, special guest

Celebrate the glittering stage spectaculars and dynamic music of the city that never sleeps with one of the greatest ladies of soul, seven-time Grammy-winner Gladys Knight, performing her classic hits and songs from her new album, Before Me – celebrating great women of jazz from a golden era of song. Wayne Brady opens with new arrangements of the songs of Sammy Davis Jr., and the evening ends with a Vegas-style finale and dazzling showgirls à la Hollywood Bowl – and fireworks!

 

 

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95

Sunday, July 29 at 7 PM

Spirit of Armenia!

ADISS

ANDY

SILVA HAKOBYAN

SAKO

DJIVAN GASPARYAN

HOVHANNES SHAHBAZYAN

ROMA KANYAN, conductor

ELEMENT BAND

VATCHE MANKERIAN

WINDS OF PASSION with GAGIK BADALYAN, PARIK NAZARIAN,

ARAKS & ALIK KARAPETYAN

ZVARTNOTS DANCE ENSEMBLE

VARTAN & SIRANOUSH GEVORKIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE

Additional guests to be announced

TOM SCHNABEL, host

The evocative and vibrant sights and sounds of Armenia come to the Bowl from traditional folk ensemble Winds of Passion, to colorful costumes, dancing and some of the finest pop artists from Los Angeles and Armenia.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, July 31 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, conductor

JESSICA RIVERA, soprano

KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo-soprano

PHILIPPE CASTAGNER, tenor

ERIC OWENS, bass

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE, GRANT GERSHON, music director

BEETHOVEN Music from King Stephen

BEETHOVEN Bundeslied

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

 

 

AUGUST 2007

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Thursday, August 2 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, conductor

THOMAS HAMPSON, baritone

GORE VIDAL, speaker

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

COPLAND Old American Songs

COPLAND Lincoln Portrait

GERSHWIN An American in Paris

 

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERTS

$24 – $111 Friday, August 3 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 5 at 7:30 PM

South Pacific with REBA McENTIRE and BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

MARK ESPOSITO, choreographer

PAUL GEMIGNANI, conductor

DAVID LEE, director

REBA McENTIRE as Ensign Nellie Forbush

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL as Emile de Becque

AARON LAZAR as Lt. Cable

Bali Ha’i will call audiences…to the Bowl’s staged musical – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic and beloved South Pacific, the duo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII masterpiece. Broadway, television and music superstars Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell reunite, following their incandescent triumph at Carnegie Hall and on PBS, to lead an all-star cast in "some enchanted evening" that will leave you awestruck and inspired!

 

 

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, August 7 at 8 PM

The Grand Tour: London

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, conductor

JOHN MARK AINSLEY, tenor

PACIFIC CHORALE, JOHN ALEXANDER, artistic director

HANDEL Coronation Anthem No. 1, "Zadok the Priest"

HANDEL "His Mighty Arm" and "Waft Her, Angels" from Jephtha

HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon

HANDEL "Where’er you Walk" from Semele

HANDEL "Sound an Alarm," "See the conqu’ring hero comes,"

March and "Sing unto God" from Judas Maccabaeus

HAYDN The Storm ("Hark, the Wild Uproar of the Winds"), Cantata

Hob. XXIVa:8

MOZART Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16

MOZART Concert Aria "Va, dal furor portata," K. 21

ARNE Suite from Alfred (Overture, "From the Dawn of Early Morn,"

March, "When Britain first at Heav’n’s command")

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, August 8 at 8 PM

Benny Carter’s 100 Years of Music

QUINCY JONES, host

CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

JAMES MOODY, ROY HARGROVE, RUSSELL MALONE, MARLENA

SHAW, ELDAR, ROBERTA GAMBARINI, special guests

Additional special guests to be announced

Saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader Benny Carter was a major force of American music throughout his long career. Friends and colleagues pay homage with music by and for Benny, featuring his original arrangements as well as musical tributes and rare film clips.

 

 

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93

Thursday, August 9 at 8 PM

The Grand Tour: Venice

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, conductor

MARTIN CHALIFOUR, violin

MOZART Overture to Mitridate, rè di Ponto

VIVALDI Concerto in D Major for Four Violins, RV 549 (No. 1 from

L’estro armonico)

VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Two Oboes, RV 535

VIVALDI Violin Concerto in C Major, RV 190

MOZART March from Mitridate, rè di Ponto

VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 222

VIVALDI Sinfonia from Bajazet

VIVALDI Concerto in B-flat Major for Four Violins, RV 553

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

$24 – $111 Friday, August 10 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 at 8:30 PM

Sgt. Pepper’s at 40…A Beatles Celebration

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

EDWIN OUTWATER, conductor

CHEAP TRICK, special guests

AIMEE MANN, guest vocalist

JOAN OSBORNE, guest vocalist

It was 40 years ago this year that the seminal Beatles album

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released, forever changing music history. Celebrate this rock and roll masterpiece as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cheap Trick (the evening’s very special house band) and the special guest vocalists perform the album in its entirety – from "When I’m Sixty-Four" to "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Plus other Beatles favorites to open the show!

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95 Sunday, August 12 at 7 PM

Reggae Night VI

BURNING SPEAR

SLY & ROBBIE and THE TAXI GANG with HORACE ANDY and

CHERINE ANDERSON

WAILING SOULS REUNION BAND

ANNE LITT, host

The sixth annual Reggae Night features Burning Spear, Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang with Horace Andy and Cherine Anderson. A very special reunion by the Wailing Souls, back together for the first time in 22 years, opens. KCRW’s Anne Litt hosts.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, August 14 at 8 PM

The Grand Tour: Paris

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, conductor

RAMEAU Overture to Naïs

HAYDN Symphony No. 85, "La reine"

DAVAUX Symphonie Concertante for two violins and orchestra on

French Revolutionary Airs

MOZART Symphony No. 31, "Paris"

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, August 15 at 8 PM

Guitar Night

LEE RITENOUR & FRIENDS

DAVE GRUSIN, piano

PATRICE RUSHEN, piano

BRIAN BROMBERG, bass

ALEX ACUÑA, percussion

JOHN SCOFIELD, guitar

LIONEL LOUEKE and GILFEMA

Three titans of the modern jazz guitar take the stage. Ritenour brings special guests and friends to his infectious mix, including Dave Grusin, Brian Bromberg, Patrice Rushen and Alex Acuña, while Scofield explores a more angular and bluesy side of jazz. Amazing African jazz guitarist Loueke opens.

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93

Thursday, August 16 at 8 PM

The Grand Tour: Mozart in Vienna

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, conductor

SHAI WOSNER, piano

MOZART Five Contradances, K. 609

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

MOZART Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

 

 

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

$24 – $111 Friday, August 17 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 18 at 8:30 PM

From This Moment On: An Evening with Diana Krall

DIANA KRALL

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Grammy-winning singer/pianist Diana Krall returns to the Hollywood Bowl with her sultry style, performing two shows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. With music from her latest release, From This Moment On, Krall performs a personal celebration of classic song-making and a salute to her musical heroes and mentors.

JVC JAZZ

(Non-subscription)

$7 – $95 Sunday, August 19 at 6 PM

JVC Jazz

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS

At The Movies Summer 2007 Tour

with special guests DAVID BENOIT, PHIL PERRY and introducing KELLY SWEET

EARL KLUGH

SUMMER ROMANCE starring JIM BRICKMAN & MICHAEL LINGTON

The summer’s best line-up of contemporary jazz artists promises a great night of smooth jazz grooves.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, August 21 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

STÉPHANE DENÈVE, conductor

SERGEY KHACHATRYAN, violin

BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

 

 

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, August 22 at 8 PM

Jazz on a String

BRUCE HORNSBY TRIO featuring CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, bass and

JACK DeJOHNETTE, drums

DAVE BRUBECK

MADELEINE PEYROUX, special guest

The ever-popular pianist Brubeck plays his jazz hits and swinging standards. Eclectic pianist Hornsby delivers a new jazz project and Billie Holiday-styled singer/guitarist Peyroux opens.

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24-$93 Thursday, August 23 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

STÉPHANE DENÈVE, conductor

JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, piano

BERLIOZ Overture to Les francs-juges

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5, "Egyptian"

DEBUSSY La mer

RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $111 Friday, August 24 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 25 at 8:30 PM

Jump, Jive and Swing! with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, conductor

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, special guests

The new sounds of swing are alive and well at the Hollywood Bowl. Bowl favorites and stars of the retro-hip swing revival movement Big Bad Voodoo Daddy join the Bowl Orchestra for a night of moves, grooves and hot tunes with dances and fireworks!

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95 Sunday, August 26 at 7 PM

MACY GRAY

ZAP MAMA

BRAZILIAN GIRLS

CHRIS DOURIDAS, host

Macy Gray and Zap Mama return to the Bowl in 2007 with their sassy soul and African and pop grooves in a concert celebrating Global Divas. NY’s playfully named Brazilian Girls open with upbeat dance beats. KCRW’s Chris Douridas hosts.

TUESDAY/THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, August 28 at 8 PM

Thursday, August 30 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

KIRILL PETRENKO, conductor

NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, piano

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

STRAVINSKY The Firebird, Suite (1919)

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93

Wednesday, August 29 at 8 PM

Nancy Wilson 70th Birthday Celebration

NANCY WILSON

PATTI AUSTIN, special guest

ERNIE ANDREWS, special guest

REGINA CARTER, special guest

KURT ELLING, special guest

NNENNA FREELON, special guest

TOM SCOTT, special guest

ARSENIO HALL, host

Additional artists and special guests to be announced

RAMSEY LEWIS, piano and special guest

Nancy Wilson is the epitome of a jazz singer with her stylish, sultry vocals. Featuring a host of special guests – friends and colleagues from her jazz and R&B history – this will be a celebration worthy of Wilson’s esteemed career.

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $111 Friday, August 31 at 8:30 PM

The Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

GABRIELA MONTERO, piano

USC TROJAN MARCHING BAND, DR. ARTHUR C. BARTNER, director

Tchaikovsky and fireworks – the perfect Hollywood Bowl match. The annual spectacular features the great Russian composer’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as, of course, the 1812 Overture complete with cannons and pyrotechnics that light up the sky.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $111

Saturday, September 1 at 8:30 PM

The Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

GABRIELA MONTERO, piano

USC TROJAN MARCHING BAND, DR. ARTHUR C. BARTNER, director

Tchaikovsky and fireworks – the perfect Hollywood Bowl match. The annual spectacular features the great Russian composer’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as, of course, the 1812 Overture complete with cannons and pyrotechnics that light up the sky.

THE BIG PICTURE:

THE FILMS OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

(Non-subscription)

$7 – $95 Sunday, September 2 at 7:30 PM

The Big Picture: The Films of Paramount Pictures

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

DAVID NEWMAN, conductor

From Sunset Blvd., to The Godfather to Dreamgirls, this year our Movie Night celebrates the amazing 95-year legacy of Paramount Pictures with scenes projected on the big screen. Produced in cooperation with Paramount Pictures.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, September 4 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

DIAVOLO, JACQUES HEIM, artistic director

SALONEN Foreign Bodies

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

 

 

JAZZ AT THE BOWL

$24 – $93 Wednesday, September 5 at 8 PM

B.B. King Blues Festival

B.B. KING

ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND

JAMES HUNTER

Jazz at the Bowl wraps up with the incomparable B.B. King returns for the B.B. King Blues Festival. Opening the evening are pedal steel wonder Robert Randolph & The Family Band and the retro-soul blues of James Hunter.

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Thursday, September 6 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

MIKHAIL KIT, Boris Godunov

GENNADY BEZZUBENKOV, Pimen

ALEXEI TANNOVITSKY, Varlaam

VASSILY GERELLO, Shelkalov

NIKOLAI GASSIEV, Shuisky

EVGENY AKIMOV, Simpleton

ANDREI ILYUSHNIKOV, Dmitry

ANASTASIA KALAGINA, Xenia

MARIA MATVEEVA, Feodor

NADEZHDA VASSILIEVA, Mamka

OLGA SAVOVA, Hostess

ALEXANDER TIMCHENKO, Missail

VADIM KRAVETS, Pristov/Nikitch

EDEM UMEROV, Mityukhin

MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov (1869 version)

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

$24 – $111

Friday, September 7 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, September 8 at 8:30 PM

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES

THE SPINNERS

Additional artists to be announced

Pioneers of rock ‘n’ soul Daryl Hall & John Oates bring their many hits, including "Private Eyes," "Maneater," "Kiss on my List" and "Rich Girl" to two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The most successful duo in rock history, the Philly-soul sounds of Hall & Oates define a generation. The Spinners open.

 

 

KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

$7 – $95

Sunday, September 9 at 7 PM

UNDERWORLD

PAUL OAKENFOLD with special guest CARMEN RIZZO

JASON BENTLEY, host

Leading the dance world since the late ’80s with their inspired mix of dub, techno and classic house, the UK’s Underworld promise an epic evening as they showcase their new record on the Bowl stage. DJ extraordinaire Paul Oakenfold opens with special guest Carmen Rizzo. KCRW’s Jason Bentley hosts.

TUESDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Tuesday, September 11 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

EDGAR MEYER, double bass

MICHEL CAMILO, piano

COPLAND Appalachian Spring, Suite

MEYER Double Bass Concerto No. 2

SCHULLER Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

THURSDAY CLASSICS

$24 – $93 Thursday, September 13 at 8 PM

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor

LYNN HARRELL, cello

SMETANA The Moldau

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto

COPLAND Symphony No. 3

 

 

WEEKEND SPECTACULARS

SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERTS

*Fireworks*

$24 – $111

Friday, September 14 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, September 15 at 8:30 PM

Sunday, September 16 at 7:30 PM

Fireworks Finale: Pink Martini at the Cocoanut Grove

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

PINK MARTINI, special guests

From Frank Sinatra to Sammy Davis, Jr. to Louis Armstrong, the legendary Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel was the hot spot for live entertainment in Los Angeles. Recreating the nightclub’s magic is the incredible, indefinable 14-member band from Portland, Pink Martini – with their blend of music from Latin to jazz to European rhythms. This is the Hollywood Bowl at its finest – pulsating music, cool nights and hot fireworks! 

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT PLAYS JUDY GARLAND: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

(Non-subscription)

$7 – $111

Sunday, September 23 at 7 PM

Rufus Wainwright Plays Judy Garland: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA

STEPHEN OREMUS, conductor

Following his acclaimed 2006 tribute to Judy Garland and her 1961 Carnegie Hall concert, Rufus Wainwright goes one step further: he pays tribute to Judy’s famous ‘61 show at the Hollywood Bowl, singing all the songs that she performed on that sensational night 46 years ago.

PET SHOP BOYS

(Non-subscription)

$20 – $100 Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM

PET SHOP BOYS

Additional artists to be announced

 

 

BIG TOP BOWL

(Non-subscription)

$7 – $65 Sunday, September 30 at 6:30 PM

Big Top Bowl: A Global Circus Celebration

PEKING ACROBATS

Additional guest artists to be announced

A global circus celebration with thrilling feats and sensational stunts as the Bowl goes to the circus! This one-of-a-kind family-friendly show features the world famous Peking Acrobats, a carnival of clowns and outstanding musical circus performances from around the globe.