Here’s Your First Look at This Summer’s Hollywood Bowl Lineup

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In most American cities, spring is heralded by melting snow and blooming crocuses. But in L.A., it’s the annual release of the Hollywood Bowl lineup that signals a seasonal shift. It’s a sign that warm evenings spent drinking wine and listening to world-class music aren’t far away. And we can’t wait.

(Don’t be daunted by the size of this list; we’ve added a heart next to the ones that we’re particularly excited about.)

JUNE 2017

❤️️Playboy Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 10, 3 p.m.
Corinne Bailey Ray
Tajmo’: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield
George Lopez, Master of Ceremonies

Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m.
Gregory Porter
Common
The Kenny Garrett Quintet with Dancers
George Lopez, Master of Ceremonies 

Phoenix
Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m.
with The Lemon Twigs

Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl (Fireworks)
Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m.
The Moody Blues
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor 

“Let peace be your prophet, and let Love be your saint.” #Amen

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KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Reggae Night XVI
Ziggy Marley with Orchestra
The Specials
U-Roy
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. pre-show; 8 p.m. film
Melissa Peterman, host

KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, June 25, 7 p.m.
Seu Jorge – The Life Aquatic: A tribute to David Bowie
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

JULY 2017

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.
Pentatonix
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In Concert
Thursday, July 6, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Justin Freer, conductor

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban In Concert
Friday, July 7, 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 8, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Justin Freer, conductor

Coming soon… #FUN

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KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Blondie
Garbage
Sky Ferreira

❤️️Tuesday Classics
Tuesday, July 11, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes, Sergi Polunin, Natalia Osipova, dancers 

Last show of #romeoandjuliet today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart @robertobolle and @teatroallascala

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Thursday Classics: Copeland Fanfare for the Common Man and Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Thursday, July 13, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Amanda Mejeski, J’nai Bridges, Issachah Savage, Ryan Speedo Green, soloists
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director

Weekend Spectaculars: Tony Bennett & Dudamel
Friday, July 14, 8 p.m.
Saturday July 15, 8 p.m.
Tony Bennett
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Jack Johnson
Sunday, July 16, 7 p.m.

Tuesday Classics: Copeland Fanfare for the Common Man and Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Tuesday, July 18, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Amanda Mejeski, J’nai Bridges, Issachah Savage, Ryan Speedo Green, soloists
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director

❤️️Jazz at the Bowl: Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years, 1,000 Memories
Wednesday, July 19, 8 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Vince Mendoza, conductor
Andra Day, Leslie Odom, Jr., Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, special guests
A Dizzy 100th Celebration All-Star Band
John Faddis, conductor/trumpet
Charles McPherson, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, special guests

Thursday Classics
Thursday, July 20, 8.p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director

️Weekend Spectaculars
Friday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 8 p.m.
Kool & The Gang
Morris Day & The Time
Village People

❤️️Sondheim on Sondheim
Sunday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

🔊 Korngold Violin Concerto 3rd Movement. Here is my favourite section (especially the fanfare played by the winds😍) of the wonderful Korngold Violin Concerto, performed by Gil Shaham with Zubin Mehta conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker @berlinphil. This was recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie on 26 September 2015. ____________________ The 3rd Movement is the most demanding movement for the soloist which begins with a staccato jig leading to a second theme based on the main motif from The Prince and the Pauper and builds up to a virtuoso climax. Korngold had been hurt by the assumption that a successful film composer was one that had sold his integrity to Hollywood, just as earlier he had been hurt by many critics’ assumptions that his works were performed ONLY because he was the son of music critic Julius Korngold. He was thus determined to prove himself with a work that combined vitality and superb craftsmanship and hence the writing of the Violin Concerto begun. ___________________ The concerto was dedicated to Alma Mahler, the widow of Korngold’s childhood mentor Gustav Mahler. It was premiered on 15 February 1947 by Jascha Heifetz and the St. Louis Symphony under conductor Vladimir Golschmann. It received the most enthusiastic ovation in St. Louis concert history. ____________________ Gil Shaham currently performs on the Countess Polignac Stradivarius 1699. He is playing on this Stradivarius in the video. ____________________ Stay tuned for the post AFTER this video as I will be posting Gil Shaham’s beautiful 1699 Countess Polignac Stradivarius, a long pattern Stradivarius.

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Tuesday Classics: Williams and Respighi
Tuesday, July 25, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Thursday Classics: Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Rafael Payare, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 

Mama Mia!
Friday, July 28, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Music and lyrics by Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Kathleen Marshall, director and choreographer
All-star cast to be announced

AUGUST 2017

Miss yesterday’s @TODAYshow story on Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla? Watch it here! on.today.com/1UozJ8L

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❤️️Tuesday Classics: Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius
Tuesday, August 1, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano

Jazz at the Bowl: The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Wednesday, August 2, 8 p.m.
Additional artists to be announced 

Thursday Classics: Strauss and Hummel
Thursday, August 3, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Alison Balsom, trumpet

❤️️Raiders of the Lost Ark – In Concert
Friday, August 4, 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Newman, conductor 

KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, August 6, 7 p.m.
Belle and Sebastian
Spoon
Additional artist to be announced

Tuesday Classics: Mendelssohn
Tuesday, August 8, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Karina Canelllakis, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin

Last week in Zurich! Photo @ueli_frey

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Jazz at the Bowl
Wednesday, August 9, 8 p.m.
Gente De Zona
Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Celia Cruz
The Pedrito Martinez Group, special guest

Thursday Classics: Vivaldi
Thursday, August 10, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
Tim Mead, countertenor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Justine Aronson, soprano
Pacific Chorale
John Alexander, artistic director

Diana Krall
Friday, August 11, 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 8 p.m.

Tuesday Classics: Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky
Tuesday August 15, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Krzysztof Urbański, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano 

An amazing night at the @whitehouse. Tune in to @BET on Nov 15th.

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❤️️Jazz at the Bowl
Wednesday, August 16, 8 p.m.
Jill Scott
Robert Glasper Experiment

Thursday Classics: Ellington and Gershwin
Thursday, August 17, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks
Friday, August 18, 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 19, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Elena Urioste, violin
Thomas Mesa, cello
USC Trojan Marching Band
Arthur C. Bartner, director 

Smooth Summer Jazz
Sunday, August 20, 6 p.m.
Dave Koz & Friends
Ohio Players
EPK with Euge Groove, Peter White & Keiko Matsui
Morgan James

❤️️Tuesday Classics: Bjarnason and Holst
Tuesday, August 22, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director 

❤️️Jazz at the Bowl
Wednesday, August 23, 8 p.m.
Herbie Hancock
Kamasi Washington

❤️️Thursday Classics: Adams and Mozart
Thursday, August 24, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
David Portillo, tenor
John Relyea, bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant, Gershon, artistic director

Gipsy Kings
Friday, August 25, 8 p.m.

Weekend Spectacular
Saturday, August 26, 8 p.m.
Bryan Ferry with Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Cécile McLorin Salvant 

KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, August 27, 7 p.m.
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and Storm Large
Charo

Tuesday Classics: Stravinsky and Lalo
Tuesday, August 29, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Rockin out

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❤️️Jazz at the Bowl
Wednesday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones 

Thursday Classics: Beethoven
Thursday August 31, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

SEPTEMBER 2017

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Friday, September 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 2, 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Williams, conductor
David Newman, conductor

Tuesday Classics: Fletcher and Dvořák
Tuesday, September 5, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

❤️️Jazz at the Bowl: Quincy Jones: The A&M Years
Wednesday, September 6, 8 p.m.
Christian McBride, musical director
John Clayton, conductor
With special guests Dave Grusin, Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Grégoire Maret, Lewis Nash, Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Valerie Simpson, plus an all-star big band
Richard Bona &Mandekan Cubano
Lee England Jr. & the Soul Orchestra

Singin’ In The Rain: Film with Orchestra
Thursday, September 7, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Newman, conductor
Music by Nacio Herb Brown (songs) and Arthur Freed

Fireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl
Friday, September 8, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

#Dvorak’s #Cello Concerto with #EdodeWaart and the @milwsymphorch Photo: Jonathan Kirn/MSO

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❤️️Tuesday Classics: Bach Cello Suites
Tuesday, September 12, 8 p.m.
Yo-Yo Ma

Jazz at the Bowl
Wednesday, September 13, 8 p.m.
Steve Winwood
Mavis Staples

Thursday Classics: Mozart
Thursday, September 14, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Kristóf Baráti, violin

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
Saturday, September 17, 6 p.m.
Café Tacvba
La Santa Cecilia
Mon Laferte
Additional artists to be announced

thank you @dannybones64

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❤️️KCRW’s World Festival
Sunday, September 24, at 7 p.m.
Cosmic Journey
Solange
Plus Blood Orange and special guests King, Kelela, Moses Sumney, Kelsey Lu and more

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