In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Rochester, NY -- On May 13, the 2020 season of the In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, a weekly music series produced in partnership between KCET and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, was officially cancelled for the first time in its 98-year history due to COVID-19. The series, which aired in Southern California earlier this summer, features iconic moments from the LA Phil archives at the Hollywood Bowl. Six episodes featuring the “best of” live performances from the past 10 years at the Bowl’s Summer Concert Series will be hosted by LA Phil’s Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel. In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl premieres Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

LA Phil’s Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel said, "While it was heartbreaking not to be able to share music together at the Hollywood Bowl this past Summer, having the opportunity to look back on these extraordinary concerts reminded us of everything that makes it so special and unique. These beautifully-crafted programs take us across genres and generations, from celebrations of Mexico and Hispanic Heritage Month to some of the most legendary Jazz, Pop, Broadway, and Classical artists, giving once-in-a-lifetime performances. We will return to the Bowl stronger than ever, but until then we can enjoy these magical moments."

Each week, viewers will be transported to a front-row seat with unprecedented access to musical performances and appearances from a star-studded lineup that includes Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and performances by well-known musicians/artists/celebrities that include Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Bramwell Tovey, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Natalia Lafourcade, Los Angeles Azules, La Santa Cecilia, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Chucho Valdes, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Wayne Shorter, Misty Copeland, Pablo Ferrández, Vin Scully, Carlos Vives, Café Tacvba, Katy Perry, Pink Martini, Thomas Wilkins, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Diego El Cigala, John Williams and many more.

The Hollywood Bowl roster always features a broad variety of artists and genres, showcasing world-class artists ranging from classical and pop to jazz, rock and world music. The series features the return of legendary Hollywood Bowl favorites, as well as acclaimed artists making their Hollywood Bowl debuts, while celebrating the music from a diverse array of cultures and communities around the world.

Episodes in January include: 

Musicals and the Movies l Friday, January 15 at 9 p.m.
Featuring Kristin Chenoweth with Kevin Stites and the LA Phil, Audra McDonald with Bramwell Tovey and the LA Phil, Sutton Foster with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.

Hecho en Mexico (“Made in Mexico”) l Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m.
Featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing Marquez’s El Nereidas de Dimas, Rodrigo y Gabriela with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Natalia Lafourcade with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Los Angeles Azules with YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and La Santa Cecilia.

Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl l Friday, January 29 at 9 p.m.
Featuring Dianne Reeves with Ivan Lins, Christian McBride, Chucho Valdes, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kamasi Washington and Mega Nova (Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter).

Photo: Key art
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