Hollywood Bowl Announces Classical Musical Lineup
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by BWW News Desk
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)
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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