The Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Wynton Marsalis with his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will join forces to perform and record the trumpeter’s “All Rise” for Sony Music Sept. 13 at the Hollywood Bowl.
The West Coast premiere of “All Rise” is among the highlights of the Bowl’s 80th season, which kicks off June 29 with the second annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Gala. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under John Mauceri will be returning for its 10th season of mostly weekend concerts, and the schedule will otherwise follow last year’s: Tuesday and Thursday classical, Wednesday night jazz and the Sunday night World Music Festival.
Steven Spielberg’s millennium film “The Unfinished Journey” will receive its L.A. premiere July 13-14, with John Williams conducting his film music.
Newcomers to the Bowl include a “Sound of Music” sing-along June 30 and a tribute to television music Aug. 26 that’s being produced with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and Hallmark.
The world music schedule offers Bebel Gilberto and Cesaria Evora July 1; a night of Cuban music July 15, with pianist Chucho Valdez and his quartet, as well as Buena Vista Social Club singers Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo with the BVSC pianist Ruben Gonzalez; Senegal’s Youssou N’dour with Richard Taha and Les Yeux Noirs July 22; the Irish bands Altan, Danu and others July 29; an African triple bill Aug. 12 of Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo and Ex-centric Sound System; and a Brazil fest Sept. 9 with Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2001, Chico Cesar and Virginia Rodrigues.
All that jazz
The Wednesday jazz series begins July 11 with Cuban bassist and bandleader Cachao plus Eddie Palmieri and Poncho Sanchez; Lou Rawls with Les McCann, Joey De Francesco and the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra July 18; Diana Krall with the CHJO and the Mancini Institute Orchestra July 25; Diane Reeves and Shirley Horn with the Mancini Institute Chamber Orchestra Aug. 1; Etta James on Aug. 15; Oscar Peterson with guests Clark Terry and James Moody plus the CHJO Aug. 22; the George Shearing Quintet, the John Pizzarelli Trio and the Ray Brown Trio Sept. 5; and, finally, trumpeter Wallace Roney fronting the CHJO Sept. 12 for a Miles Davis tribute.
The JVC Jazz fest returns Aug. 19 with Lee Ritenour, Will Downing and Gerald Albright doing “A Twist of Marley” on a bill with Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, Ronnie Laws and Joyce Cooling. The previously announced Playboy Jazz Fest takes place June 16-17.
Mauceri and the HBO’s return begins with a July 2-4 celebration of Walt Disney, Louis Armstrong and America with Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth and Jubilant Sykes. Besides a 10th-anniversary celebration Sept. 14-16 with Billy Gilman, Nell Carter and Marni Nixon, Bowl Orchestra highlights include “Aida” July 8; teen singer Charlotte Church July 20-21; and “Show Boat” Aug. 5.
Phil up the Bowl
The L.A. Phil will back prominent singers Natalie Cole (July 7), Denyce Graves (July 10), Patti LuPone (Aug. 3-4) and Ray Charles (Aug. 24-25) as part of its season of 20 Tuesday and Thursday concerts as well as occasional weekend shows. The Phil will perform Rachmaninoff’s complete works for piano and orchestra with various soloists on July 12 and 19, and Aug. 2, 16 and 23.
Besides “All Rise,” Salonen’s only other appearance on the podium will be Sept. 11 with cellist Andrew Shulman performing Strauss’ “Don Quixote” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.