Event: WEST SIDE STORY (2021) IN CONCERT (Hollywood Bowl)

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by Connor McCormick on July 5, 2022

in Film,Theater-Los Angeles

WEST SIDE STORY (2021) IN CONCERT

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil bring to life the score of
Steven Spielberg’s celebrated new film adaptation of the legendary musical
as it’s projected on the big screens

Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. PT

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Photo: Niko Tavernise ©2021 20th Century Studios
As part of The Music of Leonard Bernstein for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season, LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil bring to life the score of Steven Spielberg’s celebrated new film adaptation of the legendary musical West Side Story on Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14, at 8 p.m. PT.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. Gustavo Dudamel—who conducted Leonard Bernstein’s score for the 2021 adaptation—leads the LA Phil in a performance of the score from the beloved musical by Arthur Laurents, Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins—while the film is projected on the Bowl’s big screens.

Additional concerts featuring Dudamel and the LA Phil in their summer home include The Valkyries on July 17, Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet on July 20–21, Beethoven’s Fifths on July 26, and Carmina Burana with Dudamel on July 28.

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season are available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000. Programs, artists, prices and dates subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.

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About the LA Phil

Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.

About the Hollywood Bowl

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was awarded Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. It was also awarded the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year award at the 31st Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 14 previous times, as well as Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com

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