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Now in its third season, the Pan-American Music Initiative grew out of Gustavo Dudamel’s vision to build bridges of understanding between artists and audiences across the Americas. This season of the initiative, which was curated by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz, is showcased during the California Festival and features themes of Latina feminism and art as cultural protest in concerts that include world premiere commissions from a number of composers, collaborators, and performances of music by Ortiz, Miguel Farías, Tania León, Astor Piazzolla, and more.

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Pan-American New Music

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  • Ileana PEREZ VELÁZQUEZ Columnas de luz
  • Alejandro CARDONA Hacha de trueno (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • Francisco CORTÉS-ÁLVAREZ new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Alejandro VIÑAO Cuaderno del Ritmo


  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Gabriela Ortiz, conductor
  • Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
  • Alejandro Escuer, flute