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The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces its 98th summer season at the Hollywood Bowl. As the LA Phil continues celebrating its Centennial year, the Hollywood Bowl summer season features a roster of world-class artists ranging from classical and pops to jazz, rock, and world music – including the return of Bowl favorites, artist debuts, and the world premiere of two new LA Phil-commissioned works.

Highlights include:

LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite, danced by LA Dance Project, with choreography by Benjamin Millepied; Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with young Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández making his Bowl debut; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Khatia Buniatishvili; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Miah Persson, Anna Larsson, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale; and Natalia Lafourcade reuniting with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Dudamel also conducts Yuja Wang performing LA Phil Centennial commission Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? from the LA Phil’s Creative Chair John Adams.

The Bowl’s signature Opening Night with fireworks features John Legend and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by its Principal Conductor, Thomas Wilkins.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods is this summer’s fully-staged Broadway musical. Additional details on the creative team and all-star cast will be announced on a later date.

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. features Hugh Jackman performing hit songs from his career in Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Death Cab for Cutie returns to the Bowl after sold out shows in 2009 and 2015, with Car Seat Headrest opening.

Films with live orchestra Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM, and An American in Paris. The annual Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, complete with pre-show costume contest, returns to the Bowl.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, led by Iván Fischer, visits the Bowl for three performances: Beethoven, Bruch, and Brahms with Nicola Benedetti performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto; as well as Dvořák & Haydn and Mozart Masterworks, both with Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique making her Bowl debut.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s annual Fireworks Spectaculars include the July 4th celebration, with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, and the Tchaikovsky Spectacular, conducted by Bramwell ToveyThe Fireworks Finale features Earth, Wind & Fire, with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins.

The Bowl welcomes back superstars Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper, Kristin Chenoweth, The Gipsy Kings, Barry Manilow, and Gladys Knight.

Hollywood Bowl debuts include Leon Bridges, Rhye, Las Cafeteras, Kabaka Pyramid, Natalia Lafourcade, Toro y Moi, Ian Isiah, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Kiwanuka Phoelix, Noname, and Neneh Cherry.

Chrissie Hynde makes her Hollywood Bowl debut, joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins, to perform classic Pretenders hits as well as – for the first time ever – covers from her new album, Valve Bone Woe.

John Williams is the special guest at the annual Maestro of the Movies which features David Newman conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing Williams’ iconic scores, some accompanied by film clips.

Pink Martini perform three nights with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Thomas Wilkins, supported by Violent Femmes, La Santa Cecilia, and Booker T’s Stax Revue on respective nights.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs with stars Katia and Marielle LabèqueRay ChenSir Thomas Allen (making his Bowl debut), James EhnesAnita Hartig (making her Bowl debut), Jennifer Johnson Cano, Toby Spence, Michael Sumuel(making his Bowl debut), LA Phil’s Principal Concertmaster Martin ChalifourInon Barnatan, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Conductors Juanjo MenaBen GernonJames GaffiganXian ZhangLudovic Morlot, and Nicholas McGegan return to the Bowl. Korean conductor Eun-Sun Kim makes her Bowl debut. (Classical Tuesdays series 1Classical Tuesdays series 2Classical Thursdays series 1, and Classical Thursdays series 2)

Jazz at the Bowl features LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock with R+R=Now and special guests Noname and PhoelixTony BennettMichael McDonald; Chaka KhanBuddy GuyJimmie VaughanCharlie Musselwhite; a tribute to Brazil featuring the Ivan Lins Quartet with Big Band conducted by John Beasley and special guests Dianne Reeves and New York Voices, and Lee Ritenour with special guests Dave GrusinLuciana Souza, and Paulinho de CostaThe RootsChristian McBride Big BandBen HarperNeneh CherryBlack Movie Soundtrack III; and more to be announced. (Jazz at the Bowl series 1 and Jazz at the Bowl series 2)

Bramwell Tovey conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two family-friendly programs:  Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Blind Summit Theatre, and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Dance performances include a Spanish Music & Dance program featuring Falla’s El amor brujo danced by Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, and LA Dance Project dancing to a suite from Romeo and Juliet as part of Dudamel Conducts Dvořák and Prokofiev.

America in Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with film clips alongside live music performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by David Newman.

Playboy Jazz Festival returns to kick off the Bowl season with an all-star lineup, including Boz Scaggs, Angélique Kidjo, Kool & the Gang, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Sheila E., Benny Golson’s 90th Birthday Quartet, Maceo Parker Big Band, Sona Jobarteh, Donny McCaslin Blow, Harold López-Nussa and more.

KCRW's World Festival celebrates 20 years at the Hollywood Bowl with Chromeo; Toro y Moi; Reggae Night with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Third World, and Kabaka Pyramid; Natalia Lafourcade with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Lord Huron; Shakey Graves; Yola; Café Tacvba; Gary Clark Jr.; and more to be announced. (KCRW’s World Festival series 1 and KCRW’s World Festival series 2)

The annual Smooth Summer Jazz returns to the Bowl with Dave Koz & Friends, The Commodores, Hiroshima the 40th Anniversary, and more.

ABBA: The Concert, the world-renowned ABBA tribute band, returns to the Bowl after their past sold-out shows in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2015.

The classical season features the world premiere of two new works from Laura Karpman and Caroline Shaw, commissioned by the LA Phil as part of its Centennial celebration.


  • Subscription tickets are available online at or via phone at 323 850 2000.

  • “Five or More” packages will be available March 12, 2019 at 10 AM.

  • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on May 5, 2019 at 10 AM.