Dudamel at the Bowl

Gustavo Dudamel


LA’s most dynamic conductor — LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel — is making several appearances at the Hollywood Bowl this Summer. In his seventh summer season at the Bowl, he leads a series of eight concerts across a four-week period. Concerts will include Dudamel’s first Los Angeles performances of West Side Story and Tosca; he will return to conduct the Hollywood Bowl’s annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular; and he will lead soloists Lang Lang, Yuja Wang and Angel Romero in programs featuring Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Gershwin and Schifrin.

On July 12, Dudamel launches the classical programming at the Hollywood Bowl with pianist Lang Lang performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1; the second half of the program features Dudamel’s first LA Phil performance Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

On July 14 & 19, Gustavo Dudamel will conduct his first L.A. concert performances of West Side Story featuring an exciting cast of renowned stage and screen performers. His second week concludes on July 21 with the return of pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform works by Ravel and Gershwin. 

For one night only on July 24, Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert performance of Puccini’s opera Tosca featuring a stellar cast of internationally renowned soloists. In a change to the previously published program for August 2, Argentine tangos from Piazzolla and ballet music by Ginastera will bookend the world premiere of Lalo Schifrin’s Concierto de la Amistad, written for and performed by guitarist Angel Romero.

Dudamel concludes his summer concerts returning to conduct the Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks – a beloved annual tradition at the Hollywood Bowl – on August 5 and 6. Also on the program are selections from Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake danced by members of the American Ballet Theatre along with Capriccio Italien and the 1812 Overture.

Lang Lang

Program details:

Dudamel and Lang Lang

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 8PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Lang Lang, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No.1



“West Side Story”

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 8PM

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 8PM

Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS





Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles Master Chorale

         Grant Gershon, artistic director

David Saint, book director

Solea Pfeiffer, Maria

Jeremy Jordan, Tony

Karen Olivo, Anita

George Akram, Bernardo

Matthew James Thomas, Riff

Drew Foster, Action

Kyle Selig, Baby John

Anthony Chatmon II, A-rab

Mike Schwitter, Big Deal

Jennifer Sanchez, Rosalia

Brit West, Francisca

Erica Dorfler, Consuela

Julia Bullock, A Girl

Jeff Smith, Diesel

Jose Moreno Brooks, Chino

Kevin Chamberlin, Schrank/Doc/Krupke

Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang

Rhapsody in Blue with Yuja Wang and Gustavo Dudamel

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 8PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Yuja Wang, piano


GERSHWIN  Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess

RAVEL  Concerto in G

GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue

RAVEL  Boléro



Sunday, July 24, 2016, 7:30PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Los Angeles Master Chorale

         Grant Gershon, artistic director

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

         Anne Tomlinson, artistic director

Julianna Di Giacomo, Floria Tosca

Russell Thomas, Mario Cavaradossi

Falk Struckmann, Baron Scarpia

Andrew Craig Brown, Angelotti

Valeriano Lanchas, Sacristan

Keith Jameson, Spoletta

Patrick Guetti, Sciarrone

Reid Bruto, Jailer

Grant Anderson, Shepherd


Dudamel and Music of Latin America

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 8PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Angel Romero, guitar



LALO SCHIFRIN  Concierto de la Armistad (world premiere)

PIAZZOLLA  Selections of Tangos

Friday, August 5, 2016, 8PM


Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Dancers from the American Ballet Theatre:

Gillian Murphy

Hee Seo

Cory Stearns

Alexandre Hammoudi

USC Trojan Marching Band

         Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, director


TCHAIKOVSKY  Capriccio italien

TCHAIKOVSKY  Selections from Swan Lake, including White Swan Pas de Deux (Hee Seo & Cory Stearns) & Black Swan Pas de Deux (Gillian Murphy & Alex Hammoudi)

TCHAIKOVSKY  1812 Overture (with fireworks)

For more information, please visit the official site here.

Subscriptions and single tickets for performances during the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season are available now at, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl.” In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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