At the conclusion of Vladimir Horowitz’s Hollywood Bowl performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, the composer walks on stage, takes Horowitz by the hand and tells the pianist that his performance is how the composer has always dreamed his work should be played. Horowitz later describes this as "the greatest moment of my life."
Leopold Stokowski is appointed as the first Music Director of the Hollywood Bowl Symphony. Arnold Schoenberg writes Fanfare for a Bowl Concert for Stokowski, who presented its premiere. Until 1951, the Los Angeles Philharmonic uses the titles "Hollywood Bowl Symphony" and "Hollywood Bowl Orchestra" interchangeably to reflect the performing ensemble at its summer home.