The Hollywood Bowl’s centennial season offers a spectacular mix of beloved traditions and history-making innovations, tributes to legendary figures of the Bowl’s past and great stars of the present, the best in jazz and popular music and 34 evenings under the stars with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 10 of them under the baton of Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.
LA Phil Chief Executive Officer and David C. Bohnett Chief Executive Officer Chair Chad Smith says, “The Hollywood Bowl is much more than the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. For a hundred years, it has been a testament to live music’s power to create community, uniting people from all walks of life in a shared experience like no other. Thanks to the vision of Gustavo Dudamel and the collaboration of an astonishing roster of guest artists, our centennial season will celebrate the enduring spirit of the Hollywood Bowl and everything this magical place has meant to generations of musicians and music lovers alike.”
“There is truly no place like the Hollywood Bowl,” says Dudamel. “Nothing can compare to the feeling of performing there on a summer night, as our sound seems to pour out from the hills to the thousands of music lovers spread before us, gathered from everywhere in Los Angeles and around the world. We dedicate our programs in this 100th season to all the people who have made the Hollywood Bowl a part of their lives, year after year, and to the new generation, on our stage and in our audience, that is going to carry the magic of this place far into the future.”
Many of the biggest names in entertainment are scheduled to appear at the Hollywood Bowl during its centennial season. The historic line-up will include Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina(July 15-16), Ricky Martin with the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel (July 22-23), Boyz II Men and TLC (July 29), John Fogerty (July 30), a-ha with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins (July 31), Sheryl Crow and Keb’ Mo’ (August 3), The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes (August 19-20), Diana Ross (August 26-27), Duran Duran with fireworks (September 9, 10 and 11), Pink Martini (September 14), Lang Lang (September 15), Grace Jones and CHVRCHES (September 25) and Pentatonix (September 29).
Annual traditions that light up the Hollywood Bowl will include the ever-popular July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (July 2, 3 and 4), this year featuring Steve Martin & Martin Short, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Thomas Wilkins. The Tchaikovsky Spectacular (August 12-13) will see acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell and the USC Trojan Marching Band joining conductor Bramwell Tovey and the LA Phil for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1812 Overture, and fireworks. The annual fully staged Broadway musical will be Kinky Boots, the recent smash hit that was penned by Cyndi Lauper (music and lyrics) and Harvey Fierstein (book) and won six Tony Awards. The Bowl’s production will feature an all-star cast (to be announced) and will be directed and choregraphed by Tony-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell (July 8, 9 and 10).
Film presentations with live accompaniment by the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will include screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsTM Part 1 in Concert (June 30), Back to the Future (August 5-6), and Amadeus (August 23). Three Maestro of the Movies: Celebrating John Williams at 90 nights (September 2, 3 and 4) will welcome John Williams and David Newman conducting the LA Phil. Black Movie Soundtrack returns for its fourth edition with bassist Marcus Miller leading a house band in the best music from the history of Black cinema, with Craig Robinson as host and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins (August 24). The annual Sing-A-Long Sound of Music returns with host Melissa Peterman (September 17).
Concerts paying tribute to musical legends from the Bowl’s storied history will include: Billie Eilish and Debbie Harry among the many guest artists in a special concert saluting Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra (July 27); an evening of Rachmaninoff Seconds—Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 2—with soloist Nobuyuki Tsujii joining Bramwell Tovey and the LA Phil (August 16); and Itzhak Perlman as soloist and conductor in the Bach D Minor Concerto for Two Violins, joined by Randall Goosby, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 (September 13). The world’s greatest tribute band returns to the Bowl stage to perform some of the biggest hits of all time with ABBA The Concert (September 24).
This summer as part of the centennial celebrations, the LA Phil has expanded its $1 seats for Tuesday/Thursday classical presentations threefold. The $1 tickets are also available for the Wednesday Jazz Plus performances, making the Hollywood Bowl still one of the most affordable and accessible experiences on offer.
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season will be available online at
hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000 on the following dates:
Programs, artists, prices and dates are subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.
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