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2013 Hollywood Bowl Season Announced: Dudamel, 'Chicago,' Steve Martin, M83 & More

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As if we needed another reason to look forward to summer...the Hollywood Bowl has released its full schedule for the upcoming season that kicks off on June 22.

There will be weekend spectaculars and fireworks, Tuesday/Thursday classical nights, Wednesday jazz performances, and Sunday "Sunset" Concerts as well as alternative and world music. Gustavo Dudamel returns for a fourth season and a release from LA Phil notes, "This season Gustavo's programs celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with performances of his Requiem and a concert presentation of his renowned opera Aida."

The weekends will feature performances by Pink Martini, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Blue Man Group and Earth Wind & Fire. The KCRW world festival artists on Sundays will include a fully-staged production of Chicago, M83 with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, She & Him with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Rodrigo y Gabriela with DeVotchKa. The Jazz at the Bowlseries will include Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, Buddy Guy, George Benson and even Steve Martin.

There will be some special performances, too. On July 4, there will be a fireworks spectacular that features Josh Groban with the LA Phil. And there will also be a tribute to the Oscars and ABBA.

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You can buy a subscription now, but single tickets (which are expected to go up this year!) won't go on sale until later this spring:

The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales ($1 - $342) in early May 2013. The box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 12. The box office is closed on Monday, May 13. Beginning May 14, summer hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subscribers enjoy the benefits of priority seating, special discounts, purchasing tickets before the general public, and many others. Purchase five or more concerts and receive benefits (on sale March 19) which include priority seating and free tickets to a sixth concert for select performances. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices on select concerts. Call 323.850.2050 for details on group purchases.

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