The L.A. Phil and H.E.R.: Vallejo, CA, R&B star H.E.R. (real name Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) released her debut studio full-lengther Back of My Mind in June. She also had a song in the film Judas and the Black Messiah, and she featured in Netflix’s We the People series. Her star has been on the rise, and the buzz is now fever-pitch.
On Friday and Saturday, she performs at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil, much like Christina Aguilera did a few weeks ago. This is H.E.R.’s first time performing with an orchestra, but her emotional soul seems suited to the classical treatment.
The L.A. Phil and H.E.R.: The events take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 at the Hollywood Bowl.