LA Phil will reopen Hollywood Bowl next month

LA Phil will reopen Hollywood Bowl next month


norman lebrecht

April 09, 2021

From the press release:

The Hollywood Bowl will be able to welcome a limited-capacity audience of approximately 4,000 when concerts resume in May and anticipates ramping up to greater capacity later in the summer as guidelines evolve. To kick off the reopening, the LA Phil will host four free concerts for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers as a gesture of thanks for all they have done for Los Angeles throughout the pandemic. Beginning in July, the Hollywood Bowl will present 14 weeks of concerts, including the LA Phil with Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel as well as crowd favorites such as the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular.

Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel said, “I cannot describe the joy and hope that I feel at the thought of returning to the stage with our musicians, in front of a live audience. We have found so many extraordinary and creative ways to share music together over the course of this pandemic, but truly nothing can take the place of performing in person. And nothing can compare to the magic of making music at the Hollywood Bowl, where the sound waves mingle with the soft breeze of a Southern California evening. My friends, we have missed you, and we cannot wait to share music in person again!”