Is it that time already?

Yes, for the 89th time, it is. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the line-up for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl season, and despite its age, the outdoor beauty will stage a few firsts: Gustavo Dudamel's first Bowl subscription concerts as music director, and Herbie Hancock's debut as the Bowl's new creative chair for jazz. Add to that a host of Bowl-friendly, KCRW-approved international artists, including Senegalese singer and guitarist Baba Maal, British electro-pop chanteuse Goldfrapp, legendary Jamaican roots reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, LA polyglots Ozomatli, and the big beat electronic riffage of the Chemical Brothers. You may as well just invest in a few cases of wine right now, because you'll end up swigging through it under the stars.

After the jump: the schedule

Here's a selection of this year's pop, rock, jazz and whatnot offerings. For a complete listing of the Bowl's classical and popular presentations, check the Hollywood Bowl's website.



June 20

Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Fool's Gold

June 27

Goldfrapp, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo

July 18


July 25

Reggae Night with Jimmy Cliff, TBA

August 29

The Chemical Brothers, TBA

September 19

¡VIVA MEXICO! With Ozomatli and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles



The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock, presents his first jazz series at the Hollywood Bowl with eight concerts:

July 7

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Terence Blanchard with Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Richard Bona

July 14

Smokey Robinson

July 21

Dianne Reeves

July 28

Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Holland Big Band, Dave Douglas Big Band.

August 11

B.B. King and Buddy Guy

August 18

Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Trey McIntyre Project, Dirty Dozen Brass Band

August 25


September 1

Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades, The Birthday Celebration


August 1

Bizet's Carmen conducted by Dudamel

August 3

Dudamel performs George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Leonard Bernstein's On the Town. Dudamel and the Phil are joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero. (August 3)

August 5

Gustavo Dudamel performs Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Falla's Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2, and Ravel's Bolero, as well as Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Bernstein's Divertimento. (August 5)


July 9, 10, 11

A Beatles Celebration with conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special guest vocalists to be announced.

July 16 & 17

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, a melding of classical music and classic Warner Bros. cartoons.

July 23 & 24

Planet Earth Live! Footage from the celebrated BBC television series Planet Earth accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of composer, George Fenton. (July 23 & 24)

August 6 – 8

Rent, fully-staged production.

August 13 & 14

Harry Connick, Jr. with his big band and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Sept. 3 & 4

Earth, Wind & Fire performing for the first time ever with full orchestra.

Sept. 10-12

Pink Martini with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Again, for a full schedule, hit here.

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