The Hollywood Bowl Summer 2021 Schedule Is Here

The Bowl is back with shows from the L.A. Phil, Thundercat, Christina Aguilera and more

The Hollywood Bowl 2021 schedule is finally here. The outdoor venue will be among the first to present a full season, getting back into the swing of things starting in May. Before the venue opens up to the general public, it will host a series of special events for healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers.

“We can’t wait to enjoy the experience of live music under the Southern California night sky with you again,” an announcement on the Hollywood Bowl website states. “As we prepare to reopen, the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring that you have an exceptional Bowl experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed for the safety of our guests.”

When it reopens, the Hollywood Bowl will be a “majority vaccinated venue,” with most of the seating designated only for those who are fully inoculated. One seating area will be reserved for non-vaccinated attendees, but they must still show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours.

Hollywood Bowl 2021 Schedule

Events marked with asterisk (*) are special free events for pandemic frontline workers, which will open the Hollywood Bowl 2021 season.

May 15: Dudamel Conducts Barber and Beethoven*

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Jessie Montgomery, Starburst
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

May 17: P!nk: All I Know So Far Preview Film Screening*

May 22: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev with Dudamel*

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Gabriella Reyes, soprano

Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Prokofiev, Serenade for Strings

June 12: Thundercat, Flying Lotus*

June 26: La Santa Cecilia*

July 3 & 4: Kool & the Gang with Fireworks Spectacular

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

July 13 & 15: Peter and the Wolf with Dudamel

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Viola Davis, narrator

July 16 & 17: Christina Aguilera

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

July 18: Kamasi Washington, Earl Sweatshirt

July 20: Tianyi Lu Conducts Pictures at an Exhibition

LA Phil
Tianyi Lu, conductor
Alison Balsom, trumpet

Ricardo Molla, Fanfare for a New Beginning (world premiere)
Thea Musgave, Trumpet Concerto (U.S. premiere)
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

July 22: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

LA Phil
Enluis Montes Olivar, conductor
Lukas Vondracek, piano

Castellanos, Santa Cruz de Pagairigua
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concert No. 2
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”

July 23: Ledisi Sings Nina Simone

July 27: Mozart and Medelssohn with Ruth Reinhardt

LA Phil
Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
Eric Lu, piano

Medelssohn, Overture TBD
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466
Medelssohn, Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

July 30: Cynthia Erivo

LA Phil
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

July 31: The Princess Bride in Concert

LA Phil
David Newman, conductor

August 1: Reggae Night XIX: Ziggy Marley, Wailing Souls

August 5: Schumann & Schumann

LA Phil
Gemma New, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Sara Gibson, Warp and Weft
C. Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7
R. Schumann, Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”

August 6: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

LA Phil
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello

Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

August 8: Dave Koz and Friends, Tower of Power

August 10: Gershwin and Bernstein

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
John Holiday, countertenor

Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin/Bernstein, Broadway Songs TBD
Gershwin, An American in Paris Suite

August 12: Mozart’s Jupiter with Dudamel

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Randall Goosby, violin

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Violin Concerto No. 9 in G, Op. 8
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”

August 13 & 14: H.E.R. with the LA Phil

August 15: Blame it on Rio! with Sergio Mendes and Carnival Dancers

August 17: Dudamel Leads Elgar and Grieg

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

Greig, Peet Gynt Suite No. 1
Elgar, Cello Concerto
Elgar, Enigma Variations
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

August 19: Dudamel Conducts Beethoven & Falla

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Maria Duenas, violin
Pablo Ferrández, cello
Sergio Tiempo, piano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Beethoven, Triple Concerto
Falla, The Three Cornered Hat

August 21: Sing-Along Sound of Music

Melissa Peterman, host

August 24: Dudamel Leads Márquez and Tchaikovsky

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, “The Little Train”
Arturo Márquez, Fandango (world premiere)
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5

August 26: Piazzolla & Tchaikovsky with Dudamel

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Federico Jusid, Kinetic Overture 
Piazzolla, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5

August 27 & 28: Carlos Vives

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

August 31: Ray Chen Plays Mendelssohn

LA Phil
Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

September 2: Gershwin, Bonds, and Price

LA Phil
Tom Wilkins, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano
Julia Bullock, soprano

Gershwin, Variations on “I Got Rhythm”
Bonds & Gershwin, Selected songs

September 3, 4, & 5: Maestro of the Movies: John Williams

LA Phil
John Williams and David Newman, conductors

September 9: Marta Gardolińska Conducts the LA Phil

LA Phil
Marta Gardolińska, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

September 10, 11, & 12: Black Panther in Concert

September 14: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach

Bach, Six Suites for Solo Cello (No Orchestra)

September 17: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Justin Freer, conductor

September 18: Brittany Howard, Jamila Woods, Georgia Anne Muldrow

September 25: James Blake

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

September 26: Herbie Hancock

September 28: Dudamel Conducts Mozart Under the Stars

LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Ying Fang, soprano
Martin Chalifor, violin
Teng Li, viola

Mozart, Exsultate Jubilate
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante
Mozart, Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”

October 1: Daryl Hall & John Oates

October 5: Alanis Morissette

October 24: Andrea Bocelli

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