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At Hollywood Bowl, Nicholas McGegan is the man for all seasons
At Hollywood Bowl, Nicholas McGegan is the man for all seasons

The Hollywood Bowl this summer seems to be taking few chances by playing favorites. Leaving adventure to the other Los Angeles Philharmonic seasons in Walt Disney Concert Hall, otherwise adventurous conductors and performers have leaned heavily on top of the classical pops (and sometimes just pops). That has meant a summer dominated by the overexposed (however great) likes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (played brilliantly) by Gustavo Dudamel, Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto for Esa-Pekka Salonen (he canceled), Bramwell Tovey's "Rhapsody in Blue," Leonard Slatkin's "Scheherazade" and Joshua Bell's "Eleanor Rigby." And Tuesday,...

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