“The Hollywood Bowl is going especially big—and broad—this summer,” writes Deborah Vankin in Tuesday’s (2/10) Los Angeles Times. “On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce a 2015 lineup that is particularly diverse, in keeping with the Bowl’s longtime philosophy of offering a little something for everyone. The season includes classical concerts with notable soloists and A-list conductors such as Yuja Wang, Joshua Bell, Bramwell Tovey and Nicholas McGegan; jazz and rock legends Buena Vista Social Club, Herbie Hancock and Heart; Broadway star Audra McDonald; British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran; the musical comedy ‘Spamalot’; and scores performed live during screenings of ‘E.T.,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ … L.A. Phil music director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct six Bowl concerts this season, one more than last year.” “There’s this great range in how to experience the Hollywood Bowl—it’s so personal, everyone has their own traditions,” said Gail Samuel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s chief operating officer. “But what we strive for is that everyone in the community feels like there’s something for them.”

Posted February 11, 2015