The Hollywood Bowl symbolizes the pinnacle of live musical talent. Founded in 1922 as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl today is among the most prestigious venues for musical performers. With a seating capacity of approximately 18,000, Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world. The foundation of the Hollywood Bowl has always been to provide the public with access to exceptional music.
To this day, selected seats are available for just $1 for Los Angeles Philharmonic summer season concerts. In addition to classical music, the Hollywood Bowl is a favorite venue for jazz, blues, rock and roll, and other musical genres. Fountain statues gracing an entrance of the Hollywood Bowl were designed in 1938 by the sculptor who designed the Academy Awards' Oscar statuette. The statues represent the Muses of Music, Dance and Drama.
Visit the Hollywood Bowl -
Enjoy an evening concert at the Hollywood Bowl when you vacation the elegant Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills hotel. Located near Hollywood, accessing the Hollywood Bowl from the hotel is easy. The knowledgeable and accommodating concierge at Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills can help reserve tickets for various concerts and events at the Bowl. Also ask about vacation packages offered at Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills during your stay.
Hollywood Bowl Museum -
Visit the Hollywood Bowl Museum for an interesting overview of the Hollywood Bowl's history. The museum features continuously rotating exhibits that examine specific eras of music celebrated in the Bowl's outdoor amphitheater. View historic photographs from the 1920 through present day. The museum also features an intranet that is available to the public for research purposes and general information on Hollywood Bowl.
The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame is another interesting attraction at the Bowl. The Hall of Fame honors musical pioneers from musicians to conductors to composers, singers, and many more. Inductees include Placido Domingo, Carlos Santana, Andre Watts, and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
Los Angeles Philharmonic -
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, or the LA Phil, was established in 1919. The sophisticated ensemble today is recognized around the world as one of the top philharmonics, and it is widely recognized as the best in Southern California. The LA Phil makes the Hollywood Bowl its summer home and performs a series of enthralling concerts each season, including the traditional summer concert series held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Daytime rehearsals that are open to the public on some mornings are also a convenient option for listening to the sounds of the famous Phil.
Famous Hollywood Bowl Performances -
Performing under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl is an honorable achievement. Since its founding in the 1920s, the Hollywood Bowl has attracted hundreds of distinguished performers. Among them: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, Luciano Pavarotti, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and countless others. Many musicians have performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl with the resident Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Country Western legend Garth Brooks had his only performance with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.