After celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Hollywood Bowl last summer, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is back with big plans for its 101st year. The group announced the Bowl’s summer 2023 schedule on Tuesday, which kicks off June 10 with Janet Jackson, who will be joined by Ludacris and musicians from the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.
The Beach Boys will perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the annual Fireworks Spectacular on July 4, and a special Quincy Jones 90th birthday tribute will be held on July 28 and 29, featuring performances by a number of special guests.
Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, Air Supply and Michael Bolton (on a double bill), Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Wilson, Kool & The Gang and the Village People (on a double bill), Sparks and They Might Be Giants (on a double bill), Culture Club and Maxwell are also among the artists this summer.
The KCRW Festival returns to the Bowl, featuring concerts from Maggie Rogers, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes and Portugal. The Man, along with the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival and John Williams’ classic ‘Maestro of the Movies’ performances. This year, the popular music from the stage and film series will be performed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Twotogether with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert And 2001: A space odyssey. And LA Phil Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel will perform at the Bowl for its 14th season, conducting music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and hosting a Duke Ellington party.
“As we look to the next hundred years at the Hollywood Bowl, I am honored and excited to share a season that speaks to a bright future for me,” Dudamel said in a statement. “From timeless music by Mendelssohn, de Falla and Verdi, to modern classics by John Williams and Duke Ellington, to the soul-filling sounds of our Pan-American Music Initiative, to the unique energy of Café Tacvba, each of these programs takes us a magical journey that can only begin at the Bowl.”