Hollywood Bowl 2017: Nine LA Phil programs with Dudamel, Misty Copeland, “Mamma Mia”

Posted on: February 14, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl’s 2017 summer season “will swing from the ABBA musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ to a Gustavo Dudamel-conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, to Solange and Blondie concerts, to two ‘Harry Potter’ movies with John Williams’ scores performed live to picture. Plus, ‘The Muppets Take the Bowl,’ ” writes Deborah Vankin in Tuesday’s (2/14) Los Angeles Times. “Dudamel will conduct nine concerts at the Bowl, his most prolific season there…. That includes a ‘Stars of the Ballet’ program in which hometown hero Misty Copeland will make her Bowl debut, dancing with Marcelo Gomes, Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova. Yo-Yo Ma will perform a solo recital … of Bach’s six cello suites…. Dudamel will conduct ‘Sondheim on Sondheim.’ … The conductor and the L.A. Phil also will perform, for the first time, with Tony Bennett. As part of the Getty’s ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’ program celebrating Latin American and Latino art across Southern California, the Bowl will stage an evening with the Mexican band Café Tacvba, the Mexican-American band La Santa Cecilia and Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte. Jazz at the Bowl will include ‘100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie,’ ‘Quincy Jones: The A&M Years’ and ‘Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington.’ ”

Posted February 14, 2017