Alfred Hertz, also known as the "father of the Bowl," conducts the inaugural concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. The season is titled "Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts." On the bill were Wagner's Overture to Reinzi, the Andante cantabile movement from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, a selection of Brahms' Hungarian Dances, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Fritz Kreisler's Liebesleid and Liebesfreud, and Rossini's Overture to William Tell.
New York Times Music Critic Olin Downes describes his experience at the Hollywood Bowl by saying, "[The concerts] have a flavor different from any other concert known to me. The setting must be seen to be realized... it is no wonder that thousands upon thousands attend the four concerts given on as many evenings each week and that these people listen...under a spell not known to audiences of concert halls, and that they learn... to love and to worship music."
After several years of Hollywood Bowl concerts featuring popular, familiar favorites, renowned conductor Fritz Reiner brings what is considered "shockingly new music" by Stravinsky, Honegger, Falla and Rieti to the Bowl, to great acclaim and popularity. Sir Henry Wood leads the West Coast premiere of Holst's The Planets.