The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced its 2023 Hollywood Bowl summer season, which runs from June through September at the iconic outdoor venue.
It all kicks off on Saturday, June 10 with R&B icon Janet Jackson’s Together Again Tour, which commemorates Jackson’s 50th anniversary in the entertainment business as well as the 30th anniversary of “Janet” and 25th anniversary of “The Velvet Rope.”
The Hollywood Bowl celebrated its 100th season last year with much fanfare and continues its tradition of diverse entertainment with this year’s lineup, which features blockbuster film screenings accompanied by a full orchestra and evenings dedicated to jazz, blues, rock, R&B and classical music. LA Phil Music & Artistic director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the orchestra during multiple concerts and LA Phil Creative Chair of Jazz Herbie Hancock has curated multiple nights of jazz music.
Rock band My Morning Jacket will headline the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with support from Fleet Foxes on Aug. 20. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)
English pop band Culture Club will headline two evenings at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Aug. 25-26. (Photo by Bennett Raglin, Getty Images)
R&B superstar Janet Jackson will kick off the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s 2023 season at the Hollywood Bowl on June 10. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson, Getty Images for MTV)
Café Tacvba will perform with the LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 21. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will present an evening of jazz music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Aug. 23. (Photo by Emma McIntyre, Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
“As we look to the next hundred years at the Hollywood Bowl, I am honored and excited to share a season which, to me, speaks of a beautiful future ahead,” Dudamel said in a press release. “From timeless music by Mendelssohn, de Falla and Verdio, to modern-day classics by John Williams and Duke Ellington, to the soul-filling sounds of our Pan-American Music Initiative, to the singular energy of Café Tacvba, each of these programs takes us on the kind of magic journey that can only begin at the Bowl.”
Here is the full list of performances from the LA Phil happening at the Hollywood Bowl in 2023. There’s also an ever-growing list of lease events and concerts happening at the venue as well. For the most up-to-date concert information and to get tickets, go to hollywoodbowl.com. Tickets for Louis Tomlinson, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Jill Scott go on sale on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Group sales and new subscriptions are also now open. Create Your Own packages begin starting March 14 and the Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single-ticket sales starting May 2.
JUNE Saturday, June 10: Janet Jackson with Ludacris and a special appearance by musicians of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) conducted by Thomas Wilkins.
Saturday, June 17-Sunday, June 18: Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival with host Arsenio Hall featuring Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, Poncho Sanchez, The Soul Rebels with Big Freedia, Lionel Leueke and Gretchen Parlato, LACHSA Jazz and more.
Wednesday, June 21: Australian rock band rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
Thursday, June 22: R&B singer-songwriter Jill Scott performs.
Saturday, June 24: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II” in concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Sunday, June 25: The Game Awards 10-Year Celebration with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra featuring selections of music from popular video games.
Friday, June 30: Former One Direction member and now solo star Louis Tomlinson.
JULY Sunday, July 2-Tuesday, July 4: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Beach Boys and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins with fireworks each evening.
Thursday, July 6: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with the LA Phil conducted by Dudamel, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and others.
Friday, July 7: A celebration of various music from films will be performed during Maestro of the Movies: John Williams with the LA Phil alongside Dudamel.
Tuesday, July 11: Dudamel conducts Verdi’s Requiem with the LA Phil, Los Angeles Master Chorale and others.
Wednesday, July 12: R&B singer, songwriter and former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson will perform with support from R&B group En Vogue.
Thursday, July 13: An Ellington Celebration featuring the music of jazz pianist and jazz orchestra conductor Duke Ellington with the LA Phil conducted by Dudamel.
Friday, July 14-Saturday, July 15: An evening of funk, R&B and soul music with Kool & The Gang and Village People.
Sunday, July 16: Los Angeles rock and pop duo Sparks with They Might Be Giants.
Tuesday, July 18: “Estancia” with the LA Phil conducted by Dudamel featuring the work of two Mexican composers, Francisco Cortés-Álvarez and Arturo Márquez, with Brazilian dance theater company Grupo Corpo and trumpeter Pacho Flores.
Wednesday, July 19: Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall.
Thursday, July 20: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky with the LA Phil conducted by Dudamel with selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Theme” and Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
Friday, July 21: Mexican alternative rock, pop and ska group Café Tacvba will perform with the LA Phil conducted by Dudamel.
Sunday, July 23: KCRW’s Reggae Night XXI with Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse and Third World.
Tuesday, July 25: A celebration of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the LA Phil conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Thursday, July 27: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky with the LA Phil conducted by Stéphane Denéve.
Friday, July 28: Quincy Jones’ 90th Birthday Tribute with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley with special guests.
Sunday, July 30: “Everybody Rise!” A Sondheim Celebration with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites.
AUGUST Tuesday, Aug. 1: An evening celebrating the music of Russian-American composer Sergei Rachmaninoff featuring the LA Phil with conductor Shiyeon Sung.
Thursday, Aug. 3: A live presentation of “2001: A Space Odyssey” with the LA Phil conducted by Caleb Young and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Friday, Aug. 4-Saturday. Aug. 5: Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Concert will take fans on a journey through iconic moments from films like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Fantasia” to “The Little Mermaid” and “Encanto” with the LA Phil conducted by Thomas Wilkins and some very special guest vocalists.
Sunday, Aug. 6: KCRW presents rock band Portugal. The Man with Los Angeles-based group Chicano Batman and Say She She.
Thursday, Aug. 8: An evening of Elgar and Beethoven with the LA Phil and conductor Ryan Bancroft.
Wednesday, Aug. 9: Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa with a live orchestra.
Thursday, Aug. 10: A celebration of Sibelius and Grieg with the LA Phil and conductor Tarmo Peltokoski.
Friday, Aug. 11: Ruben Blades & Roberto Delgado Big Band Salswing Tour.
Saturday, Aug. 12: Mexican indie-pop guitarist and singer Carla Morrison.
Sunday, Aug. 13: KCRW presents singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers with Canadian indie pop band Alvvays.
Tuesday, Aug. 15: Symphonie Fantastique with the LA Phil and conductor Jonathon Heyward.
Wednesday, Aug. 16: Soul and R&B singer-songwriter Gladys Knight.
Thursday, Aug. 17: Shostakovich and Dvořák with the LA Phil conducted by Anna Rakitina.
Friday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 19: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the LA Phil conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and the USC Marching Band.
Sunday, Aug. 20: Rock band My Morning Jacket performs with Fleet Foxes.
Tuesday, Aug. 22: Chris Thile and “Appalachian Spring” with the LA Phil and conductor Teddy Abrams with Thile on mandolin.
Wednesday, Aug. 23: An evening of jazz with Herbie Hancock.
Thursday, Aug. 24: An evening with Joe Hisaishi conducting the LA Phil with orignal compositions and “La mer” by Claude Debussy.
Friday, Aug. 25-Saturday, Aug. 26: English pop band Culture Club will headline two evenings.
Sunday, Aug. 27: Smooth Summer Jazz with Dave Koz & Friends.
Tuesday, Aug. 29: Beethoven at the Bowl with the LA Phil and conductor Simone Menezes.
Thursday, Aug. 31: “The Four Seasons” with the LA Phil conducted by Gemma New featuring selections from Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.
SEPTEMBER Friday, Sept. 1-Saturday, Sept. 2: “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” in concert with the LA Phil and conductor David Newman.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Rock duo Air Supply will perform with Michael Bolton.
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Mozart Under the Stars with the LA Phil and conductor Nicholas McGregan.
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Blues guitarist Buddy Guy with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.
Thursday, Sept. 7: A celebration of Bach and Mendelssohn with the LA Phil and conductor Masaaki Suzuki.
Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10: Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale with R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell.
Tuesday, Sept. 12: “The Planets” with the LA Phil and conductor Karen Kamensek along with the Pacific Chorale.
Wednesday, Sept. 13: English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier will perform with the LA Phil with conductor Thomas Wilkins.
Saturday, Sept. 16: Sing-along “Sound of Music” with a live film screening and host Melissa Peterman.
Sunday, Sept. 17: KCRW presents an evening of music with artists to be announced.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: An all-star lineup performs the music from “Promises,” the 2021 album by late tenor saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring Floating Points with Shabaka Hutchings and more.
Sunday, Sept. 24: KCRW presents Los Authénticos Decadentes with more artists to be announced.