Live Music: Gustavo Dudamel Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in an evening of Beethoven.

By Don Heckman It was warm at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night – warm verging toward hot, one of those Bowl evenings when the temperature, and conversations about the temperature, can distract listeners from the music on stage. But not on this night, a night in which Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A.… Read More Live Music: Gustavo Dudamel Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in an evening of Beethoven.

Live Music: Opening Night 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Richard Carpenter and Donna Summer

By Don Heckman The Hollywood Bowl’s 2010 season kicked off with a typically spectacular, opening night show Friday. Three more inductions were made into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Each was a worthy choice, reaching from classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to the legendary pop group, The Carpenters, and disco queen Donna Summer. For audiences,… Read More Live Music: Opening Night 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Richard Carpenter and Donna Summer