Hollywood Bowl Music Series Premieres Jan. 15
January 14, 2021 Leave a Comment
Get a front-row seat to some of the best musical performances at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles! In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, premiering 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 on The Wisconsin Channel (PBS Wisconsin-2) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 on PBS Wisconsin, takes you front and center to enjoy musical performances that cross generations and genres — from Broadway to jazz to Latin American hits. Hosted by LA Phil Music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, experience world-class artistry with PBS Wisconsin.
Take a sneak peek at episodes from the series here:
Musicals and the Movies
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 (PBS Wisconsin)
Dive into the love affair between Hollywood and Broadway in this episode celebrating classic songs from Broadway musicals and classic cinema. Enjoy selections from Leonard Bernstein’s love letter to New York City, “On the Town,” performed by Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Featuring Kristin Chenoweth with Kevin Stites and the LA Phil, Audra McDonald with Bramwell Tovey and the LA Phil, Sutton Foster with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.
Hecho en Mexico / Made in Mexico
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 (PBS Wisconsin)
Before becoming part of the U.S., Los Angeles was a Mexican city. This episode pays tribute to the city’s roots and features beloved Mexican and Mexican American artists performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.
Featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing Marquez’s El Nereidas de Dimas, Rodrigo y Gabriela with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Natalia Lafourcade with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Los Angeles Azules with YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), and La Santa Cecilia.
Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 (PBS Wisconsin)
Since the first jazz concert in 1939, the genre has been a hallmark at the Hollywood Bowl. From then on, many music greats have graced its stage: Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis among them. See what makes jazz nights at the Hollywood Bowl such an experience as you hear from the LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock.
Featuring Dianne Reeves with Ivan Lins, Christian McBride, Chucho Valdes, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kamasi Washington and Mega Nova (Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter).
Gustavo and Friends
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 (PBS Wisconsin)
Watch some of host Gustavo Dudamel’s favorite performances from throughout the years: selections from “Swan Lake” with American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Pablo Ferrández, and the finale to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing excerpts from Swan Lake with Misty Copeland; Pablo Ferrández, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing a selection from Dvorak’s Cello Concerto; Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, Amanda Majeski, J’Nai Bridges, Issachah Savage, Ryan Speedo Green and the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) performing the finale to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 (PBS Wisconsin)
Relive the iconic moments of the Hollywood Bowl summer series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Featuring Katy Perry, Pink Martini, Thomas Wilkins, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Diego El Cigala, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil performing a selection from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, plus John Williams and the LA Phil performing music from Star Wars.
Música Sin Fronteras / Music Without Borders
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 (The Wisconsin Channel) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 (PBS Wisconsin)
When it comes to music, there are no borders. Immerse yourself in a Pan-American musical journey starting with Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” performed by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, narrated by legendary Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully. Hear Colombian singer-actor Carlos Vives sing “La Tierra de Olvido” and “La Gota Fria.”
Featuring Vin Scully, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Carlos Vives, Café Tacvba, and Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theater with the LA Phil and conducted by Paolo Bortolameolli.