On Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, composer Justin Hurwitz will conduct a 100-piece orchestra, choir, and jazz ensemble in time with the film at the Hollywood Bowl. While the live musicians will replicate Hurwitz’s original score, the vocal performances of actors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend will be not be replaced, but instead blended into the live score. This concert, of course, will include a rendition of 2016’s Best Original Song, “City of Stars.”
“Damien [Chazelle] made a beautiful tribute to Los Angeles with La La Land, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the film’s music at an L.A. landmark with incredible L.A. musicians,” Hurwitz said in a statement.
There will be numerous photo opportunities set up at the Bowl, and guests are encouraged to dress up in ensembles inspired by the film or vintage Hollywood. Guests may also want to arrive early so that they can stop by the Hollywood Bowl Museum, a free exhibit that takes visitors through the amphitheater’s history, from its opening in 1922 to the present. The concert will also include a fireworks spectacular.
Film-themed concerts have been some of the Hollywood Bowl’s most popular shows. A sold-out live concert version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid featured a star-studded cast, including Sara Bareilles as Ariel and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess as Sebastian. Around Halloween, the Bowl offered a live concert and film screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with composer Danny Elfman playing the role of Jack Skellington.
Tickets for “La La Land in Concert” at the Hollywood Bowl are on sale now and are $35 and up. Those people outside of Los Angeles may have their chance to see “La La Land in Concert,” as the show plans to later hit various cities across the United States, as well as the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, and Switzerland.