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  • June 23, 2015
  • July 13 – 17, New Orleans, Featuring The Treme Brass Band

    July 20 - 24, Polynesia & Hawaii, Featuring Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine

    July 27 - 31, Middle East, Featuring Yuval Ron Ensemble

    August 3 - 7, Brazil, Featuring Kátia Moreas Ensemble with Viver BraSil Dance

    (Monday – Friday only)

    Music Performances and complementary Art Workshops are each presented twice a day –
    10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.



    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Educational Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Anonymous, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, 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, The Walt Disney Company, Office of former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Estate of Judith Lynne, Amgen Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, 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 48th 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 13, and running weekdays until Friday, August 7, 2015. SummerSounds explores world music through creative programs, and introduces a different dynamic culture each week in an interactive and inspiring story-driven concert experience.  Performances are at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. each day, and the arts workshops offer culturally-influenced arts and crafts aligned with the musical themes of the performances. 10 a.m. performances are followed by 11:15 a.m. art workshops; and 11:15 a.m. performances are preceded by 10:00 a.m. art workshops. Music performances and art workshops each run 40-45 minutes.

    July 13-17
    New Orleans, Featuring The Treme Brass Band
    SummerSounds opens with a taste of musical gumbo with bold brass, fiery improvisation and spirited rhythm in this celebration of the birthplace of jazz, featuring quintessential New Orleans music ensemble The Treme Brass Band.

    On July 15th, The Treme Brass Band will be hosting a master class for the LA Phil’s Student Insiders: Musicians program. The band will be teaching a younger generation of musicians, not only how to perform their unique style of music, but also about the traditions and history that The Treme Brass Band brings to their community. The class will also include a conversation remembering Hurricane Katrina as this year marks the 10th anniversary since the natural disaster hit their beloved city of New Orleans, greatly affecting the band. This opportunity will allow students to learn about the pre-jazz style of music from a treasured band and experience New Orleans street music.

    July 20-24
    Polynesia & Hawaii, Featuring Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine
    Explore the rich history of the Pacific Islands through enchanting and diverse music and dance. Learn about the deep-rooted and powerful tradition of storytelling through song, drumming, and dance that are a staple of Polynesian cultures with Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine.

    July 27-31
    Middle East, Featuring Yuval Ron Ensemble
    Take an exciting look at the sound, color, and motion of the Middle East. The Yuval Ron Ensemble features artists from different cultures and regions coming together to unite musical traditions in a unique celebration, with songs from Turkey, Morocco, Yemen, Israel and Armenia.

    August 3-7
    Brazil, Featuring Kátia Moreas Ensemble with Viver BraSil
    SummerSounds closes with the sights and sounds of samba, bossa nova, jazz and folk-inspired music. Award-winning singer/songwriter Kátia Moreas brings the music of Brazil to life, while Viver BraSil will mesmerize with Afro-Brazilian movement.

    Tickets ($16 per person, $13 per person when all four programs are purchased) are on sale at HollywoodBowl.com, 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 $11 per person. Please note that groups will not be seated until the entire group has arrived. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/summersounds

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 48th season. In February 2015, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the eleventh year in a row at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com.


  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422
    Lisa Bellamore, lbellamore@laphil.org, 213.972.3689
    Photos: 213.972.3034