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Sound/Stage is a free online concert series featuring exclusive performances by Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and guest artists from around the world.

This series brings the LA Phil’s musical offerings to your digital screen, along with interviews, playlists, and program notes that shed new light on each episode’s theme. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series is filmed at the Hollywood Bowl, where musicians are able to perform together while socially distanced.

Symphonies for Schools comes to Sound/Stage
Building on the educational concert series, the LA Phil is offering free immersive curricula and learning activities for schools, teachers, and youth from around the world for the first two episodes of Season 2. The experience also includes a Hollywood Bowl Virtual Field Trip. Registration is open now!
Learn more and register here.

LA Phil Media is supported by the David C. Bohnett Discovery and Innovation Fund

EPISODE 1: MAR 5

The Carnival of the Animals

Pianists Yuja Wang and David Fung join the LA Phil to explore composer Saint-Saëns’ colorful creatures, featuring animations, stories from around the world, and Gustavo Dudamel with his son Martín.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang and David Fung, pianos
Martín Dudamel Maturén, co-host

SAINT-SAËNS  The Carnival of the Animals

Support for this episode is provided by Barbara and Jay Rasulo.

Watch Episode 1

Miss the Bowl? Take a virtual trip through the Hollywood Bowl.
Learn about this iconic venue’s history, its design, and the range of performers and presenters that have graced its stage over the last century. Enjoy this educational resource for students of any age! 
Go to the Bowl

EPISODE 2: MAR 19

A Pan-American Musical Feast

Enjoy the many sounds and flavors of the Americas with music by composers Tania León, Paul Desenne, and Aaron Copland. Plus chef José Andrés stops by to talk with Gustavo.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
José Andrés, special guest

Tania LEÓN  Fanfarria
Paul DESENNE  Sinfonía Burocratica ed’Amazzonica: “Bananera”
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring Suite

Watch Episode 2

EPISODE 3: APR 4

Easter Sunrise at the Hollywood Bowl

A hundred years ago, an Easter-morning sunrise greeted the first concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Celebrate the occasion with soprano Nadine Sierra, gospel duo Mary Mary and the LA Phil.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Mary Mary, gospel singers
Nadine Sierra, soprano

BACH (arr. Michael ALLEN)  “Air pour les trompettes”
MOZART  Exsultate, jubilate
Trad. (arr. SIMON)  “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

Support for this episode is provided by Molly Munger and Stephen R. English.

Watch Episode 3

EPISODE 4: APR 16

Grand Pianola Music

Music that began as a dream of California coast lines and highways for composer John Adams soars at the Hollywood Bowl.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Elissa Johnston, soprano 
Holly Sedillos, soprano 
Kristen Toedtman, mezzo-soprano 
Deborah O’Grady, visuals

John ADAMS  Grand Pianola Music

Support for this episode is provided by the Frank Gehry Fund for Creativity.

EPISODE 5: APR 30

Unfinished

Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Schubert’s much celebrated and incomplete symphony.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

EPISODE 6: JUNE 18

Common with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

The rapper, writer, poet, and activist teams up with the LA Phil—and chats with Gustavo.

Common
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EPISODE 7: JUNE 25

Carlos Vives with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

Carlos Vives performs a special acoustic set with the LA Phil and joins Gustavo Dudamel in conversation

Carlos Vives
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

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