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Classical Pick of the Week: Hollywood Bowl

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For a quick getaway, check out Festival Mozaic. It's a two-week-long music festival in the Central Coast with top-notch musicians from institutions like the Cleveland Orchestra, the LA Phil, and the Baltimore Symphony. The festival runs from July 11th-22nd so you have plenty of time to check it out and visit Hearst Castle and a few wineries while you're out there.

For the diligent 9 to 5 crowd, the Hollywood Bowl season is upon us! Which means, more traffic around the 101, alcohol at the Bowl, and Leonard Slatkin. Leonard Slatkin returns to the bowl this Tuesday to start things off with Beethoven's 9th, and for the choral finale, featuring “Ode to Joy,” the LA Phil and the Getty have commissioned video imagery inspired by Gustav Klimt’s stunning Beethoven Frieze, in honor of the artist’s 150th birthday. Here's a little video preview.

On Thursday, British violinist Daniel Hope joins Slatkin and the LA Phil for Prokofiev's Violin Concerto no. 2, and the always popular "Organ" Symphony (no. 3) by Camille Saint-Saëns and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis. As always, concerts start at 8 pm and tickets are anywhere from really cheap to really expensive.