Last Tuesday to a crowd of nearly 14,000 people, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic kicked off the summer classical music season at the Hollywood Bowl. The program featured Chinese pianist Lang Lang, (who the New York Times calls the “hottest artist on the classical music planet”) who played Prokofiev’s popular Piano Concerto No. 3. Dudamel and the LA Phil jumpstarted the night with a dynamic interpretation of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and finished the night with Ravel’s timeless version of Mussorgsky’s thrilling showpiece: Pictures at an Exhibition.
Catch Dudamel this week as he conducts his final two nights at the Hollywood Bowl for the season:
July 19: Dudamel Conducts Mozart
Joined by his friend, renowned virtuoso Gil Shaham, Dudamel conducts this all-Mozart program, concluding with the master’s final symphony.
July 21: Dudamel Conducts Strauss
Dudamel pays tribute to the Waltz King and is joined for Bruch’s popular concerto by the violinist Pinchas Zukerman.
The LA Phil continues their classical series at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday and Thursday nights, until they return to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sep. 27. For full listings of programming at the Hollywood Bowl visit the WhereLA.com Music & Dance Listings.