Hollywood Bowl Summer Series 2012
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents the Hollywood Bowl’s Summer Subscription Series and its 91st Season at the historic venue. The Hollywood Bowl was named "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue" by Pollstar magazine for the seventh straight year, as one of the most renowned summer cultural venues in the world. Listed below are just a handful of the many summer shows, offering a wide variety of the world’s greatest artists from all genres of music, in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at its core. . .
Opening Night at the Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Thomas Wilkins launches with the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert, now in year 13. The Bowl’s star-studded and always memorable Opening Night is one of the most anticipated highlights of the season. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its music education programs. Friday, June 22.
Farewell Glen Campbell
In his final L.A. show, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Country Music Hall of Famer and true icon of American music, Glen Campbell brings his country sensibility and classic hits; "Gentle on My Mind," "Wichita Lineman," and "Southern Nights" to the Bowl. In the first half, "American Rock’n’Roll band" Dawes along with special guest friends, will tip their hat to the original "Rhinestone Cowboy." Sunday, June 24.
4th oF July Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow
In the Hollywood Bowl’s annual great American extravaganza, iconic singer and songwriter Mr. Barry Manilow joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a night of his personal favorites, some good old-fash- ioned American music, plus spectacular fireworks. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2, 3 and 4.
Frozen Planet Live
Following the success of Planet Earth Live, the world premiere of Frozen Planet Live comes to the Bowl’s big screen. Featuring stunning images of the Polar Regions; the Arctic and Antarctic-two of the last great wilderness on Earth as you have never seen them before-with live orchestral accompaniment conducted by award-winning composer George Fenton. Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
The classical season opens with Leonard Slatkin leading Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In celebration of the painter Gustav Klimt’s 150th birthday and his famous Beethoven Frieze, the L.A. Phil and the Getty Museum joined together, to commission video imagery, to accompany the famous "Ode to Joy" finale of the symphony. The program features soprano Rachel Willis- Sorenson, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Gordon Gietz, bass Christian van Horn and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Tuesday, July 10.
The King of Motown, Smokey Robinson is known for classic hits such as "Tears of a Clown," "I Second That Emotion," and "Tracks of My Tears," debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21.