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To Gustavo, artists are in a unique position to “build bridges of understanding” between cultures, and Los Angeles with its geography and history is ideally suited to showcase the artistry and invention of music across borders. Launched in the 2021/22 season, the Pan-American Music Initiative is a five-year effort to do just that, featuring more than 30 new commissions, recording projects, and creative collaborations. Join Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for the second season of this musical celebration, featuring music by Arturo Márquez, Gabriela Ortiz, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and much more.

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Dudamel Leads Songs of the Americas

Pan-American Music Initiative

Gustavo conducts great choral works by composers from across the Americas, ranging from Villa-Lobos and Ortiz to John Adams.

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Program

  • ABREU Sol que das vida a los trigos
  • BOR Aquí te amo
  • ESTÉVEZ Mata del anima sola
  • Gabriela ORTIZ Yanga (LA Phil commission with generous support from R. Martin Chavez)
  • VILLA-LOBOS Chôros No. 10, “Rasga o Coração”
  • Additional programming to be announced

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
  • Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
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Dudamel Leads Ortiz and Mahler

Pan-American Music Initiative

Dudamel revisits a passion with Mahler’s First and reprises Gabriela Ortiz’ electrifying new concerto.

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Program

  • Gabriela ORTIZ Violin Concerto (LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • María Dueñas, violin
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Dudamel Conducts Copland and Márquez

Pan-American Music Initiative

Gustavo leads music from Mexico and the United States, complete with Copland’s heroic Third Symphony.

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Program

  • Gabriela ORTIZ Kauyumari (LA Phil commission)
  • Arturo MÁRQUEZ Fandango
  • Intermission
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Anne Akiko Meyers, violin