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Los Angeles Philharmonic Invitational Rehearsal

Gordon and I attended the LA Phil rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl last Thursday. It was nice that Gordon didn’t have a conflict and we could go together. 535 more words

L.A. Theater Review: 'West Side Story' at the Hollywood Bowl

It’s easy for the musical theater staple “West Side Story” to take on a been-there, done-that quality, but the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s concert rendition, now playing at the Hollywood Bowl, proved you don’t need pyrotechnics to make the show enjoyable. 248 more words


Review: Opening night at the Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel and Lang Lang

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, especially purists. The Hollywood Bowl has become, in the last few years, a rather good place to hear classical music. Improvements in the sound system and those giant screens with HD images of the performers close up (some pretty solid camerawork, too) have combined to make the experience of hearing a concert there, to use a buzz word, more immersive than ever before. 675 more words

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Hollywood Bowl Rehearsal

One of the perks of being a donor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic is the invitation to a rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl. I went to my first rehearsal yesterday morning–all by myself; unfortunately, Gordon got called into a client meeting. 544 more words

Hollywood Bowl Outdoor Concert Screening Breathes Fresh Magic Into Original 'Harry Potter'

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since the first Harry Potter movie, since author J.K. Rowling’s literary creation crystallized into the form audiences followed over the course of the next decade on-screen. 613 more words


Happy Birthday, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Happy birthday to the greatest living composer/conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Here he is in an excerpt from a performance of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hair-raising, I’d say.

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125 Moments: 086 Carlo Maria Giulini


Carlo Maria Giulini made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in November 1955, leading two weeks of subscription concerts. In the subsequent years, he was a regular and popular visitor to Chicago, and it was no surprise when he was invited to be the Orchestra’s first principal guest conductor beginning with the 1969–70 season (also… 307 more words