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  • May. 7, 2014

    July 7 – 11, Traditional Irish Music with Chicago Reel

    July 14 – 18, Classical Indian to Bollywood Music with MkM BollyStars

    July 21 – 25, West African Music with Babá Ken & The Nigerian Brothers

    July 28 – August 1, Salsa and Latin Jazz with The Louie Cruz Beltran

    Latin Jazz Ensemble

    (Monday – Friday only)

    Music Performances and complementary Art Workshops are each presented twice a day –

    10am and 11:15am


    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Educational Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Anonymous, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, The Rose Hills Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Walt Disney Company, and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Additional support for SummerSounds is provided by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Hollywood Bowl Society and

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates.

    The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its 47th year of presenting SummerSounds, one of the most popular children's festivals in Southern California. The four-week festival of world music and arts for children ages 3 to 9 takes place weekday mornings, beginning on Monday, July 7, and running weekdays until Friday, August 1, 2014. SummerSounds explores world music through creative, fun-filled programs, introducing music and art from a different dynamic culture each week and engaging families in an interactive and inspiring story-driven concert experience.  Performances are at 10am and 11:15am each day, and the Arts Workshops offer culturally-influenced arts and crafts aligned with the musical themes of the performances. 10am performances are followed by 11:15am Art Workshops, and 11:15am performances are preceded by 10:00am Art Workshops.  Music performances and art workshops each run 40-45 minutes.

    July 7-11
    Traditional Irish Music with Chicago Reel

    Celebrating the spirit of Ireland and step dancing, this collective of internationally renowned artists – fiddle, banjo, guitar, keyboard, vocals and a duo of step dancers – performs riveting jigs and reels with heel-stomping energy.


    July 14-18
    Classical Indian to Bollywood Music with MKM BollyStars

    Featuring the unique sounds, colors and movement of India, this music-and-dance ensemble gives an exciting look at India’s culture, from north to south, from yesterday to today.


    July 21-25
    West African Music with Babá Ken & The Nigerian Brothers

    With enchanting voices and a harmonious mix of acoustic and electric instruments, these musicians perform a program ranging from West African folk melodies to ’50s and ’60s highlife music, with vivacious soul and infectious grooves.


    July 28 – August 1
    Salsa and Latin Jazz with The Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble

    Infused with percolating percussion, catchy refrains and searing horn arrangements, this ensemble dances through the music of Latin America with tantalizing Afro-Cuban rhythms and a passion for fun.

    Tickets ($15 per person, $12 per person when all four programs are purchased) are

    on sale Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10am at, by calling 323.850.2000, and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. Groups of 10 or more coming to the same performance pay a discounted rate of $10 per person. Please note that groups will not be seated until the entire group has arrived.

    Nestled snugly in the Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States. Seating nearly 18,000 patrons, the Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922; outdoor concert performances each summer feature classical, jazz, and world music presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts.  The Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland. The Bowl grounds themselves -- one of Los Angeles County's most renowned parks -- are open year-round for visitors to enjoy free of charge.





  • Contact:

    Contacts: Sophie Jefferies,, 213.972.3422
    Lisa Bellamore,, 213.972.3689
    Photos: 213.972.3034