Tchaikovsky Spectacular is back again this weekend with a special addition you won’t want to miss out on!
This Friday and Saturday, the Music and Artistic Director of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, will join the annual tradition for the first time to accompany other musicians in celebrating legendary composer, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky.
Guests can also expect to hear popular selections from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and of course, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Fifth Symphony with cannons and dazzling fireworks!
Go Metro to the highly anticipated concert and receive a free tote bag when you show your ticket and valid TAP card at the Hollywood Bowl gift shop. Getting there will be a breeze. Just take the Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station or Universal/Studio City Station. From there, a free bus shuttle will carry you to the Bowl, or you can walk!
Visit the Hollywood Bowl website for ticket prices and performance information. To plan your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner.
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Since Bowl programs cover a full week at a time, and I was there last night for Orff’s Carmina Burana (Dudamel conducting; the program repeats Thursday evening, if you’re interested), I now have the program for the Tchaikovsky Spectacular, and it is indeed as I said. The ballet selections will be two from Swan Lake, and two (the Russian Dance and Waltz of the Flowers) from The Nutcracker.
That is NOT a link to the Bowl web site; it is a link to the Tickemaster web site. The link to the relevant page of the Bowl web site is http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/tchaikovsky-spectacular-fireworks/2015-07-24
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake and the Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
> Guests can also expect to hear works from Dudamel . . .
Uh, Dudamel is conducting, but I seriously doubt that he would program any of his own works for the Tchaikovsky Spectacular (which is, after all, an all-Tchaikovsky program by definition). One thing that is a bit surprising is that neither the Piano Concerto nor the Violin Concerto are scheduled for this weekend, nor, apparently, for any other Bowl concert this year.