Inspired by a series of community theater performances in the late nineteen-teens, the iconic Hollywood Bowl was founded and built in 1922. It has been the summer home of the LA Philharmonic for nearly a century, and continues to host the greatest classical musicians and conductors of our time, as well as jazz legends and rock superstars.
Jon Batiste performs live at the Hollywood Bowl 2016. Photo: by Mathew Imaging/WireImage
Steinway & Sons has had a close relationship with the Hollywood Bowl since 1940, when Steinway first became the official piano of the venue — a title Steinway & Sons has currently held since 1985. The Bowl now has five Steinway pianos: two grands for performances, and three vertical pianos dedicated for practicing backstage with the same world-class sound.