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  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces First Details of Hollywood Bowl 2020 Summer Season
  • Nov. 13, 2019
  • THE BEACH BOYS
    SET FOR JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

    Full Season To Be Announced in February 2020

    Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2019) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today the first details of the 2020 Hollywood Bowl summer season, with the entire season to be announced in February 2020.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys are set for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, with three performances, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 PM. Joining the iconic band is the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Thomas Wilkins. Considered one of Southern California’s top Independence Day pyrotechnic displays, the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl has become a local family tradition. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are half price.

    As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Ever since lead singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music,” and “Kokomo.” The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. They were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success, with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston.

    Dates and artists for other popular annual concerts at the Hollywood Bowl have also been set, including Opening Night (June 13), Smooth Summer Jazz (August 30) featuring co-headlining sets from George Benson and Boney James, Movie Night (September 6), and the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music (September 26).

    With the Hollywood Bowl serving as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for nearly 100 years, the 2020 season continues the tradition of offering classical concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night, with star-studded programming.

    Highlights include:

    • Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in star-studded performances under the stars.
    • Conductor Louis Langrée leading the annual evening of Mozart.
    • Conductor Bramwell Tovey returning alongside Bomsori Kim, who will play the melodic Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
    • Anne Akiko Meyers and Dudamel teaming up for the world premiere of Arturo Márquez’ Violin Concerto.
    • Top British brass player Alison Balsom performing in the U.S. premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Trumpet Concerto.
    • A screening of multiple Oscar®-winning film Amadeus with the orchestra performing Mozart’s dramatic musical accompaniment live.

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2020 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000 on the following dates:

    • Subscription online renewals will be available November 13, 2019.
    • Subscription mail renewals will be available November 14, 2019.
    • Group sales for July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and Movie Night will be available February 12, 2020; Playboy Jazz Festival on February 18, 2020; Smooth Summer Jazz and the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music on February 19, 2020; all other June/July events on February 24, 2020 and all other August/September events on February 26, 2020.
    • New subscriptions will be available February 18, 2020.
    • “Five or More” packages will be available March 17, 2020.
    • The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales May 2, 2020.

    Programs, artists, prices, and dates subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.For additional information, please visit: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, learning, and community programs.

    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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, and in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com
  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org
    Lydia Fong, 213.972.3689, lfong@laphil.org
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.389, lcmediapr@gmail.com