HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR TICKETS TO THE BOWL? DON’T MISS:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 8:00pm
The opening of the classical season is big. After setting the stage with music by three gifted contemporary women composers, Leonard Slatkin leads Beethoven’s epic, world-changing symphony, the beloved Ninth. For the choral finale, with its famous “Ode to Joy,” the LA Phil and the Getty have commissioned video imagery inspired by Gustav Klimt’s stunning Beethoven Frieze, in honor of the artist’s 150th birthday.
RAY CHARLES: GENIUS + SOUL = JAZZ
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 8:00pm
One of the greatest and most distinctive voices of all time, Ray Charles was a visionary in his love of soul, jazz, country and pop music. With special guest vocalists from different genres plus the world-famous Count Basie Orchestra, this evening promises a spectacular homage to Ray’s legacy. Guests include Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Martina McBride, BeBe Winans, Terence Blanchard, Tom Scott and Patti Austin.
SAINT-SAËNS’ “ORGAN” SYMPHONY
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8:00pm
“I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” That’s what Camille Saint-Saëns wrote about his Third Symphony, now one of his most popular works. It was indeed his final attempt at symphonic form and a spectacular one it is! His stirring themes — elegant, majestic and powerful — come to full fruition in the final movement, where the organ makes its biggest impression.
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR
Friday, July 13, 2012, 8:00pm
The celebrated American humorist hosts his much-loved radio show at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring the unique blend of music and comedy that audiences have come to treasure.
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 8:30pm
Now a new tradition, the fun-filled Grease Sing-A-Long features pre-show festivities and the beloved film projected on the Bowl’s giant screen. Grease is the word!
REGGAE NIGHT — TUFF GONG WORLDWIDE & ZIGGY MARLEY SALUTE LEGENDS OF REGGAE
Sunday, July 15, 2012, 7:00pm
The Bowl rocks with the very best roots reggae artists from Jamaica and beyond, with Toots and the Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor and Bob Andy.