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Hollywood Bowl Announces Classical Musical Lineup

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced the Hollywood Bowl summer 2013 subscription series and single events for its 92nd season at the historic venue. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most renowned summer cultural venues in the world and has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1922.

The 2013 summer season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and features a wide variety of the world's greatest artists from all genres of music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at its core. New subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available starting today and the Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales in early May.

"Gustavo Dudamel returns for his fourth season at the Hollywood Bowl, a venue cherished by him and by the people of Los Angeles, who have made the Bowl an essential part of summer for generations," said Deborah Borda, LA Phil President and Chief Executive Officer. "This season Gustavo's programs celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with performances of his Requiem and a concert presentation of his renowned opera Aida. The iconic Bowl stage will also play host to an impressive lineup of guest artists from across the musical spectrum, including returning friends Michael Tilson Thomas, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth and John Williams. Herbie Hancock, entering his fourth season as Creative Chair for Jazz, and Thomas Wilkins, Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, also return, collaborating with an array of the world's greatest musicians.

The classical season at the Hollywood Bowl opens with celebrated American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. He conducts Mahler's Second Symphony ("Resurrection") with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and soloists Kiera Duffy and Sasha Cooke. (July 9)

Tilson Thomas continues the opening week of the Bowl classical season leading one of the world's greatest violinists, Gil Shaham, in Sibelius' Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Rimsky-Korsakov's Dubinushka and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. (July 11)

Bowl audience favorite Bramwell Tovey leads the orchestra in a cornerstone of the cello repertoire, Elgar's poignant, masterful Concerto, featuring Johannes Moser. The program also includes Britten's An American Overture and Sibelius' Symphony No. 5, followed by a fabulous fireworks encore. (July 16)

Tovey continues the week with Berlioz' crowd-pleasing Symphonie fantastique. He opens the evening with Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice and LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour performs the Glazunov Violin Concerto. (July 18)? Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the LA Phil in a program that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Stravinsky's revolutionary Rite of Spring. The all-Russian program also includes Stravinsky's Fireworks and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto performed by Augustin Hadelich. (July 23)

Incomparable pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet takes the Bowl stage performing Liszt's daring "Dance of Death," led by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. The program also presents thrilling and colorful tone poems by Liszt and Respighi. (July 25)

The reigning empresses of piano duos, the perpetually cool Labèque sisters (Katia and Marielle), play the first of Mendelssohn's two delightful concertos for two pianos, conducted by Bernard Labadie. (July 30)

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