Hollywood Bowl Voices
Watch & Listen
For the Bowl's centennial celebration, we've asked people who have been part of the Bowl’s history to share what it means to them...
Be sure you're following the Bowl on social media; we'll be posting new stories throughout the summer.
Principal Conductor, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Everybody comes together, and they end up becoming one when they’re here.
Natalie Quetzali Avila
YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) Alumna
Having my family here and music is everything I could have wanted in one place.
All of that happened to line up to put me in that exact spot.
Jeffrey Davis & Gail Ann Brender
We call it our ‘3rd of July’ celebration
Director of LA County Department of Arts and Culture
On the song ‘Firework,’ the fireworks went off, and it was just like a heightened evening—and it happened to be my daughter’s first time seeing fireworks up close
100 years to me means…continuation of new generations having these memories like I did.
Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Alumnus
A part of what makes the Hollywood Bowl unique is just the diversity in artists that perform here.
Director of The Ford
On that night, I saw the entire Bowl explode in joy and dancing.
There’s not a lot of moments in LA anymore where you can step back in time and have a transformative experience, but you can here.
I'm just glad that there's a place like this that existed for people like me for the last 27 years.
Joanne Pearce Martin
Keyboardist, Los Angeles Philharmonic
My first weekend in the job, I began at the Hollywood Bowl with John Williams.
For a classical musician to play in a place that could hold 17,000 people is quite incredible.
LA Phil, Presentations Assistant
I was raised at the Hollywood Bowl.
Get Watch & Listen Updates