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Music Across Borders

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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Lila Downs, Catalina García, Goyo, Ely Guerra, and Ana Tijoux

Canto en resistencia
California Festival

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Program

  • Program Note: Lila Downs, Catalina García, Goyo, Ely Guerra, and Ana Tijoux
    • Roberto SIERRA
    Alegría
    • Tania LEÓN
    Stride
  • Intermission
  • LA Phil and Guest Artists

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Ana Tijoux, special guest
  • Catalina García (Monsieur Periné), special guest
  • Ely Guerra, special guest
  • Goyo, special guest
  • Lila Downs, special guest
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Tania Candiani

Video installations in BP Hall and Grand Avenue Lobby

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Artists

  • Tania Candiani, artist
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Dudamel and the LA Phil featuring Silvana Estrada

Canto en resistencia
California Festival

Dudamel leads musical tributes to activists Violeta Para and Susan B. Anthony, and Silvana Estrada joins to share her own thoughtful and visionary songs.

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Program

  • Program Note: El Pueblo Unido/The People United
    • Roberto SIERRA
    Alegría
    • Tania LEÓN
    Stride
    • Arturo MÁRQUEZ
    Danzón No. 2
  • Intermission
    • Gabriela ORTIZ
    Seis piezas a Violeta
  • Silvana Estrada with the LA Phil

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Silvana Estrada, singer
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Dudamel and the Music of Tango and Ballet

California Festival

Gustavo leads Gabriela Ortiz’s ballet score inspired by the “Glitter Revolution,” and Leticia Moreno performs Piazzolla’s Four Seasons.

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Program

    • PIAZZOLLA
    Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
  • Intermission
    • Gabriela ORTIZ
    Revolución diamantina (concert version)
  • Synopsis: Revolución diamantina

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Leticia Moreno, violin
  • Cristina Rivera Garza, scenarist
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
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Pan-American New Music

Pan-American Music Initiative
Green Umbrella

Season three of this musical celebration features members of the LA Phil highlighting the music of Costa Rica and Mexico, with two world premieres showcasing the artistry and invention of music across borders.

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Program

    • Gabriela ORTIZ
    Tin-Tan-Fanfarria y Mambo
    • Ileana PEREZ VELÁZQUEZ
    Columnas de luz
    • Alejandro CARDONA
    Hacha de trueno
  • Intermission
    • Francisco CORTÉS-ÁLVAREZ
    Operación Tamarindo
    • Alejandro VIÑAO
    Cuaderno del Ritmo

Artists

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