Hollywood Bowl Announces Classical Musical Lineup

Baroque and Classical specialist Bernard Labadie leads the LA Phil in Pergolesi's Baroque Stabat mater, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin and alto Ann Hallenberg. Opening the program is Haydn's Classical masterpiece, his Symphony No. 104, "London." (August 1)

Star French pianist Hélène Grimaud brings her skillful playing to Brahms' monumental First Piano Concerto in a program led by rising-star conductor James Gaffigan. Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Strauss' Don Juan round out the evening. (August 6 and 8)

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil and an international quartet - soprano Julianna Di Giacomo, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo - in Verdi's powerful Requiem. The voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale complete the experience. (August 13 and 15)

Itzhak Perlman brings his Eternal Echoes program to the Hollywood Bowl. Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and the Klezmer Conservatory Band join Perlman to perform beloved Jewish liturgical and traditional works in arrangements with klezmer musicians and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (August 20)

Nicholas McGegan leads exuberant young violinist Ray Chen in his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut, performing Mendelssohn's concerto. The all-Mendelssohn program also features Hebrides Overture and Symphony No. 3, "Scottish." (August 22)

Conductor Leon Botstein, in his Bowl debut, leads the LA Phil in an all-Russian program: Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Jennifer Koh, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad." (August 27)

Former Dudamel Conducting Fellow David Afkham makes his Hollywood Bowl debut leading audience favorites - Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, performed by acclaimed British pianist and Beethoven specialist Paul Lewis. (August 29)

Conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the orchestra and LA Phil First Associate Concertmaster Nathan Cole and Principal Viola Carrie Dennis in a program presenting Mozart's Overture to Così fan tutte and Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. (September 3)

The acrobatic LA-based Diavolo dancers complete their triptych of works created especially for the Hollywood Bowl with Fluid Infinities, set to the entrancing sounds of Philip Glass' Symphony No. 3. The program, led by Bramwell Tovey, also features Adams' The Chairman Dances and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite. (September 5)

Miguel Harth-Bedoya concludes the Classical Tuesday season with a program that includes the West Coast premiere of an LA Phil commissioned new work by Adam Schoenberg's LA Phil-commissioned new work, Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture. Also on the program is winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and the International Tchaikovsky Competition, 21-year-old Daniil Trifonov, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. (September 10)

The LA Phil's summer classical season concludes with a concert lead by Jakub Hr?ša, in his LA Phil debut, with music showcasing his affinity for his native Czech repertoire, including works by Smetana and Dvo?ák. Pianist Simon Trp?eski performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3. (September 12)

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