Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell.
Hollywood Bowl History
For more than 100 years, music and performance have had a central destination in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Bowl is a venue for showcasing artistic greatness and celebrating our global cultural heritage.
HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA
Thomas Wilkins has held a titled position with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 2008, when he was named Principal Guest Conductor; in the spring of 2014 he became Principal Conductor.
About the Orchestra
Musicians have been performing at the Hollywood Bowl since its opening in 1922. ‘Bowl Orchestra’ was used as early as 1925 and ‘Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’ appeared on live recordings made in 1928.
Hollywood Bowl Museum
The Hollywood Bowl Museum celebrates one of Los Angeles’ most storied landmarks – a venue that has shaped the popular imagination and helped define music and performance for over a century.