GUSTAVO DUDAMEL Returns To The HOLLYWOOD BOWL For His 8th Summer Season!

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Tony Bennett, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil perform together for the first time

Dudamel leads two concerts with Vin Scully
in his orchestral debut

Dudamel opens the classical season
with ballet stars

Dudamel makes his Holst The Planets debut

Dudamel returns to Beethoven 9

Hollywood Bowl debut of
National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela


Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, in his eighth season at the Hollywood Bowl, leads ten concerts throughout the summer.

With the two headliners sharing the stage for the first time, two performances by 19-time Grammy-winner Tony Bennett with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic take place July 14 and 15. This weekend spectacular includes orchestral repertoire from Verdi and Mancini, as well as an intimate set from Tony Bennett and his jazz quartet, interspersed with Tony performing alongside the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel.

For one night only, Sondheim on Sondheim, a cabaret-style collage of the composer and lyricist’s life and work, including interview footage and live performances from 19 of his shows produced over a 62-year period, will be conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic with special guests YOLA (Youth Orchestra L.A.) and a recently announced all-star cast including Vanessa Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Matthew Morrison among others (July 23). The Hollywood Bowl production benefits YOLA and other LA Phil educational initiatives.

Dudamel opens the classical series on July 11 with a program featuring renowned ballet stars Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes, Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin, who will perform excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, Adam’s Giselle and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

Two performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the first piece Gustavo Dudamel performed as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009, are scheduled for July 13 & 18. This program will include Copland’s Lincoln Portrait which combines original music, American folk songs and excerpts from Lincoln’s speeches and debates. Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Vin Scully makes his LA Phil Hollywood Bowl debut as narrator.

Three performances (in addition to Beethoven’s Ninth) feature members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale: a night of choral and instrumental selections from three of Wagner’s mythic music dramas: Tannhäuser, The Flying Dutchman, and Die Meistersinger (July 20); Dudamel conducting The Planets by Holst for the first time, paired with the world premiere of the LA Phil-commissioned Violin Concerto by Daníel Bjarnason, with soloist Pekka Kuusisto (August 22); and Mozart’s Requiem and Harmonium by Creative Chair John Adams (August 24).

Dudamel concludes his summer concerts returning to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela on September 17. This orchestra of over 100 young musicians aged 13-18 will perform music from across the Americas in a program which is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and also features Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia and Mon Laferte. 

Program details:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8pm

Dudamel and Stars of Ballet

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes, Natalia Osipova, Sergei Polunin, dancers

Renae Williams Niles, consulting advisor for dance

TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Sleeping Beauty

Introduction – The Lilac Fairy



TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from Swan Lake

Act II No. 10 – Scene

Act II No. 13 – Moderato assai

Marcelo Gomes – White Swan solo from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Act II No. 13 –  Tempo di valse

Act II No. 13 –  Moderato assai

Misty Copeland – White Swan solo, choreography by Lev Ivanov, Kevin McKenzie and Marius Petipa


ADAM Selections from Giselle

Act I Introduction

Act II No. 17 Hilarion is killed by the Wilis

Act II No. 21 Giselle and Albrecht

Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin – Grand Pas de deux and variations, choreography by Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Montagues and Capulets

The Young Girl Juliet

Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene)

Misty Copeland and Marcello Gomes –

Pas de deux, choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan

Death of Tybalt

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 8pm / Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8pm

Beethoven’s Ninth with Dudamel

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Vin Scully, narrator

Amanda Majeski, soprano

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Issachah Savage, tenor

Ryan Speedo Green, baritone

Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, artistic director

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

COPLAND Lincoln Portrait


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 

Friday, July 14, 2017, 8pm / Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8pm

Tony Bennett & Dudamel

Tony Bennett

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

VERDI Overture to La forza del destino

MANCINI Strings on Fire!


MANCINI Moon River

VERDI Overture to Nabucco


Tony Bennett selections 

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 8pm

Dudamel Conducts Wagner

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, artistic director

WAGNER Selections from Tannhäuser


Act II “Freudig begrussen wir die edle Halle”

Act III “Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schauen

Act III “Heil! Heil! Der Gnade Wunder Heil!”


WAGNER Selections from The Flying Dutchman


Act I “Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer”

Act III “Steuermann! Lass die Wacht!”

WAGNER Selections from Die Meistersinger

Act III Prelude

Act III “Wacht auf, es nahet gen den Tag”

Act III “Ehrt eure deutchen Meister”

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:30pm

Sondheim on Sondheim

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), special guest

Sarna Lapine, director

Michele Lynch, choreographer

Ken Billington, lighting designer


Sarah Uriarte Berry

Phillip Boykin

Lewis Cleale

Carmen Cusack

Claybourne Elder

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jonathan Groff

Ruthie Ann Miles

Matthew Morrison

Solea Pfeiffer

Vanessa Williams

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 8pm

The Planets with Dudamel

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, artistic director

Daníel BJARNASON Violin Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)


HOLST The Planets

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8pm

Dudamel & Mozart’s Requiem

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Miah Persson, soprano

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano

David Portillo, tenor

John Relyea, bass

Los Angeles Master Chorale

          Grant Gershon, artistic director

John ADAMS Harmonium


MOZART Requiem

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 6pm

Café Tacvba · La Santa Cecilia · Mon Laferte

Café Tacvba

La Santa Cecilia

National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mon Laferte

Additional artists to be announced

Program details to be announced

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