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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
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3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
The LA Zoo shuttle is the way to go! Super easy and stress free.
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23 events
4 reviews
2 stars
The weather was warm. I wore casual shoes, lots of walking at the bowl.
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Classical Nights at the Hollywood Bowl
381 ratings
4.6 average rating
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25 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 06 2010

Excellent as always; chilly as always! The Bowl never ceases to surprise folk with how **cold** it is - but the music keeps ya going!

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8 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

The seats were very good, near the middle and center area.
Definitely take a sweater, jacket or blanket for when it gets cold.
Seat cushions are a big help too. The wooden benches are nice but not comfortable for the long haul.
Take your own...continued

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43 events
17 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 29 2010

Event was fantastic! The acoustics at the Bowl, as always, are spot on. The bench seats can be taxing on the derriere, so plan ahead and bring a seat cushion or rent a Bowl cushion. I would also suggest bringing a sweater or light coat as the...continued

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August 21, 2012 at 8:00pm: McGegan Conducts Haydn

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Alison Balsom, trumpet


Haydn: Symphony No. 30, “Alleluia”

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

Haydn: Overture to Windsor Castle

Haydn: Symphony No. 103, “The Drumroll”

Stylish British trumpeter Alison Balsom makes her Bowl debut in an invigorating and delightful all-Haydn program with the nimble Nicholas McGegan at the helm.*

August 23, 2012 at 8:00pm: McGegan Conducts Mozart*

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Henning Kraggerud, violin


Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218

Mozart: Chaconne from Idomeneo

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543

Bowl favorite Nicholas McGegan leads a glorious program of Mozart masterworks, featuring the debut of Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud.

August 28, 2012 and August 30, 2012 at 8:00pm: Carmina Burana* *

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Laura Claycomb, soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Hugh Russell, baritone

Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director


Mendelssohn: Incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Orff: Carmina Burana

In 1936 Carl Orff set to music the now ubiquitous “O Fortuna” and other medieval poems about love, morals, mockery and drinking. Now Orff’s most famous work, this iconic cantata will be led by one of our favorite Spanish conductors.


September 4, 2012 at 8:00pm: Three Russian Masters*

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Krzysztof Urbański, conductor

Denis Matsuev, piano


Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1

Stravinsky: Selections from Petrushka (solo piano)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

A duo of gifted young artists debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in this gripping collection of 20th-century Russian masterpieces.

September 6, 2012 at 8:00pm: Igudesman & Joo

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Igudesman & Joo, violin and piano

Inon Barnatan, piano

Benjamin Hochman, piano


Strauss: _Till Eulenspiegel _

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

The witty and wry Bramwell Tovey leads an evening of music and humor featuring madcap virtuosi Igudesman & Joo. International sensations with over 28 million YouTube viewings, they will perform excerpts from their hit show BIG Nightmare Music.

All lineup and program information is confirmed as of publication, but subject to change without notice.