Hollywood Bowl 2014 season: classical and pop stars, Beatles tribute, Dudamel composition

Posted on: February 4, 2014

“Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about,” writes Mike Boehm in Tuesday’s (2/4) Los Angeles Times. “In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic … Gustavo Dudamel, the star most fundamental to the Phil’s fortunes, will conduct a composition of his own for the first time in L.A. The cluster of names assembled for the season also includes [former music director] Esa-Pekka Salonen…. Leonard Slatkin and Bramwell Tovey will be back, each conducting multiple programs…. An homage to the Beatles could be the biggest pop show of all … [marking] the 50th anniversary of their 1964 Hollywood Bowl debut…. One of Dudamel’s five late-July performances leading the Phil at the Bowl will find him conducting his own music: a suite from his film score for ‘Libertador: The Liberator,’ a 2013 Venezuelan-Spanish biopic about Simon Bolivar.” Also planned are performances of works by Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla; Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus; a fully staged production of the Broadway show Hair; and the first U.S. performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Concerto for Drum Kit and Orchestra, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Posted February 4, 2014