LA Phil announces details of Hollywood Bowl performances, July-Sept.

Posted on: May 12, 2021

“Any other year, summer would be classical music’s down time. But in 2021, it’s shaping up to be the high point of the concert season,” writes Peter Feher in Tuesday’s (5/11) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Last month, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced its return to the Hollywood Bowl with five concerts in May and June for audiences of first responders…. Today, the LA Phil unveils the rest of its Bowl season…. Things kick off with two fireworks concerts, July 3 and 4, led by Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins…. Classical programming … understandably this year flirts a little with chamber-orchestra proportions…. But there are plenty of big works on the schedule, from Pictures at an Exhibition … to Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony…. In August, the LA Phil launches its [multi-year] Pan-American Music Initiative [with a] new violin concerto by Arturo Márquez, plus a centennial program of music by Astor Piazzolla [led by] the LA Phil’s music and artistic director, Gustavo Dudamel…. There are the usual films in concert … along with a program of movie music conducted by composers John Williams and David Newman … and, to close out the season, ‘Mozart Under the Stars,’ with Dudamel and the LA Phil.”