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A statewide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years.

For the California Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will present concerts ranging from songs of Latin American protest led by Gustavo Dudamel to world premiers from cutting-edge composers to recitals with trailblazers.

More details for the state-wide program can be found at

The California Festival is generously supported by the Michael J. Connell Foundation and Christian Stracke.


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Nov 10-12, 2023

Canto en resistencia

California Festival

Dudamel and the LA Phil are joined by Silvana Estrada for a night that pays tribute to Latina artists and activists, featuring two world premieres.

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“California holds a unique place in music and culture, not just in the United States but in the wider world as well. It brings out the unexpected and illuminates the unseen, moving even the most reserved among us.”

— Joint statement from festival creators LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel,
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen,
and San Diego Symphony Music Director Rafael Payare