Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell. Join Classical KUSC and the LA Phil for 7 nights of great musical performances, under the stars! Learn more about each performance below.

Photo by Ryan Hunter

Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet
WED, JULY 20 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
Recently appointed Music Director of the Paris Opera, Dudamel invites some of his new colleagues to make their Bowl debuts for an evening of highlights from some of the most beautiful and memorable ballets. Featuring glorious accompaniments by Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic—and solo keyboard courtesy of the indomitable Jean-Yves Thibaudet—preeminent dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet perform exquisite solos, duets, and ensembles for an evening of terpsichorean delight. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Photo by Jiyang Chen

Carmina Burana with Dudamel
THU, JULY 28 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
From its epic “O Fortuna” opening—featured in countless movie trailers—Carl Orff’s masterpiece for vocal soloists, choruses, and full orchestra sweeps you into another world of ancient drinking songs and love ballads, featuring humor, sadness, resignation, and ribaldry. Beloved since its premiere, Carmina Burana (“Songs of Beuren”) repeats highly catchy tunes with brilliant orchestration that make them irresistible. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Photo by Igor Studio

The Splendor of Saint-Saëns

THU, AUG 4 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
Enjoy an evening of Saint-Saëns’ highly melodic music, from the passionate First Cello Concerto featuring Pablo Ferrández to the powerful majesty of his memorable “Organ” Symphony. Learn more and get your tickets here!

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THU, AUG 11 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
Dynamic conductor Lina González-Granados—“an artist of considerable rhythmic vitality and alertness” (San Francisco Chronicle)—elicits the striking storytelling drama of Rimsky Korsakov’s colorful Scheherazade. Opening the evening is Nina Shekhar’s musical exploration of light and dark as well as Paganini’s showpiece for viola performed by the LA Phil’s Principal Teng Li. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Photo Credit – Los Angeles Philharmonic

THU, AUG 18 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
Joseph Young leads Carlos Simon’s Portrait of a Queen, which uses the orchestra and dramatic spoken word to trace Black history in America. Davóne Tines performs boldly re-imagined American classics and the evening closes with Copland’s quintessentially American score for Billy the Kid. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Photo Credit – Nikolaj Lund

Beethoven’s Ninth

About this Performance:
Beethoven’s towering Ninth—the composer’s revolutionary exaltation of equality and humanity—rings through the Hollywood hills, led by the Chief Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra with marvelous vocal soloists and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Learn more and get your tickets here!

Photo Credit – Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Itzhak Perlman leads Tchaikovsky
THU, SEP 13 – 8:00PM

About this Performance:
The beloved violin icon returns to perform Bach’s dynamic double concerto with Randall Goosby. Plus, enjoy an opportunity to see Perlman conduct when he leads Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony. Learn more and get your tickets here!