Explore the highlights of the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season.
It may only be February, but it’s time to start plotting your tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has just released summer concert highlights, which include:
Opening night with Steely Dan and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra along with fireworks.
A few 50th anniversary celebrations including Pet Sounds with Brian Wilson, Star Trek, Sergio Mendes’ Brazil 2016 and Jeff Beck.
The 18th season of KCRW’s World Festival brings concerts from The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma; Burning Spear; Kurt Vile and The Violators; and the Bloc Party.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts a concert performance of West Side Story and the opera, Tosca.
John Williams conducts music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and teams up with David Newman who conducts music from classic films that will be shown against clips from them on the Bowl’s big screen.
Chicago makes their Hollywood Bowl debut for the annual 4th of July fireworks weekend; Culture Club, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Kraftwerk, Brandi Carlile and Carlos Vives also make their first appearances at the Hollywood Bowl.
Jazz at the Bowl salutes Allen Toussaint with performances from The Allen Toussaint Band and Galactic.
The Bowl also pays tribute to Ray Charles with a night of performances from Maceo Parker, Christian McBride Big Band and Philip Bailey.
Gustavo Dudamel will be back for the annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks, along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Ballet Theatre and USC Trojan Marching Band.
See all your favorite classical performers— Lang Lang, Yuja Wang and Gil Shaham, Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Garrison Keillor hosts A Prairie Home Companion for his final time.
A Chorus Line is this summer’s fully staged Broadway musical production.
As any seasoned Hollywood Bowl-goer knows, conjuring the perfect picnic is one of the best parts of the concert-going experience. Hollywood Bowl Chefs Picnic Club packs your summer with free recipes from L.A. best chefs, and their website also offers a hefty archive form summers past.
If you’d rather dine at the Hollywood Bowl, look forward to an all new experience this year. James Beard award-winning Chef Suzanne Goin’s and Restaurateur/Wine Director Caroline Styne’s local restaurants—a.o.c., Lucques, Tavern and The Larder—will be mirrored throughout all of the Hollywood Bowl’s diverse food locations, from the wine bar and the restaurants to the marketplace and concessions. They announced a 10-year contract to provide concessions at the Bowl last fall.
Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets are available starting May 1.