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  • Nov. 16, 2016

    Full Season Announcement to Come in February 2017

    Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2016) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today the first details of the 2017 Hollywood Bowl summer season, with the entire season to be announced in February 2017.

    Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix are set for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, with three performances, July 2, 3 and 4. Joining the multi-platinum-selling recording artists is the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins. Considered one of Southern California's top Independence Day pyrotechnic displays, the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl has become a local family tradition. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are half price.    

    In just five years, Pentatonix have sold more than 3.5 million albums in the U.S. alone. They have won two Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 11 million subscribers, yielding nearly 2 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard's Top 200. All seven Pentatonix album releases have debuted in the chart's Top 10. In 2015 the group released their first tour documentary - On My Way Home - and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2.  

    On October 21st, Pentatonix released their third holiday album - A Pentatonix Christmas - which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The album includes the group's arrangement of the Leonard Cohen classic, "Hallelujah," which debuted at #6 on Billboard's Top Digital Songs Chart. The music video received more than 20 million views in its first week. A Pentatonix Christmas follows 2014's That's Christmas To Me, which has been certified 2x platinum and includes the quintet's Grammy-winning arrangement for "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Pentatonix are currently on the final leg of their 2016 World Tour and are set to host their first holiday network special, A Pentatonix Christmas Special, on NBC December 14th at 8:00 PM ET.

    Dates for other popular annual concerts at the Hollywood Bowl have also been set, including: Opening Night (June 17), Sing-A-Long Sound of Music (June 24), Smooth Summer Jazz (August 20), and Movie Night (September 3).    

    With the Hollywood Bowl serving as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 90 years, the 2017 season continues the tradition of offering classical concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night, with star-studded programming.

    Highlights include:

    • Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducting Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Holst's The Planets,and Mozart's Requiem.
    • LA Phil performing the score to Singin' in the Rain live while the classic film is projected on the big screen.
    • Dudamel teaming with superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez for an exciting evening of Latin songs and zarzuela.
    • Associate Conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla returns to the Bowl.   
    • Yo-Yo Ma performing all of Bach's suites for solo cello.
    • Welcome returns from conductors Bramwell Tovey and Nicholas McGegan, and newcomers like conductors Karina Canellakis and Ken-David Masur. 

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2017 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates: 

    • Subscription online renewals will be available November 16, 2016.
    • Subscription mail renewals will be available November 17, 2016.
    • Group sales for July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and Movie Night will be available February 13, 2017; Smooth Summer Jazz and Sing-A-Long Sound of Music onFebruary 15, 2017; and all other events on February 21, 2017.  
    • New subscriptions will be available February 14, 2017.
    • "Five or More" packages will be available March 14, 2017.
    • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales May 7, 2017.

    For additional information, please visit: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    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. www.HollywoodBowl.com


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    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3034, sjefferies@laphil.org 
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org
    Lydia Fong, 213.972.3689, lfong@laphil.org
    Andrew Schwartz, 213.972.3406, aschwartz@laphil.org
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.3897, lcmediapr@gmail.com