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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.

Season 3–beginning October 1–brings new digital concerts and conversations featuring Gustavo Dudamel as host, Billie Eilish, the Boston Ballet, Julia Bullock, Father John Misty, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). The new season also includes a Gen X program, a Power to the People! program curated by Jessie Montgomery, and John Williams' 90th birthday celebration.

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

EPISODE 1: OCT 1

Gabriela Ortiz

Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz joins Gustavo Dudamel for a conversation about their goals for the LA Phil’s Pan-American Music Initiative, which showcases the artistry of Latin American musicians. Plus, Dudamel leads the orchestra in Ortiz’s Arrecife, inspired by the hidden sound world of coral reefs.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Featuring Gabriela Ortiz

Gabriela ORTIZ  Arrecife

EPISODE 2: OCT 22

Billie Eilish with the LA Phil & YOLA

Billie Eilish comes to Sound/Stage to talk music with Gustavo Dudamel, visit YOLA musicians, and share a performance from her recent Disney+ concert film, Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, that features the GRAMMY® Award-winning singer with Dudamel and the LA Phil on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.

Billie Eilish
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Featuring YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles)

EPISODE 3: NOV 19

Serioso

Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Mahler’s arrangement of Beethoven’s deeply personal “Serioso” Quartet, which boldly channels the profound struggles of the composer’s life lightened by moments of hope and joy.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

BEETHOVEN (arr. MAHLER)  String Quartet in F minor, Op 95

EPISODE 4: JAN 21

Ginastera

Gustavo Dudamel leads one of his favorite works, Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, an orchestral showpiece that shimmers with Argentinean character and soloist moments for members of the LA Phil.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

GINASTERA  Variaciones concertantes

EPISODE 5: FEB 18

Stravinsky’s Apollo

Dancers from Boston Ballet share the stage with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Greek mythology-inspired Apollo, featuring George Balanchine’s choreography.

Boston Ballet
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

STRAVINSKY  Apollo 
  Choreography by George Balanchine

EPISODE 6: MAR 25

Gen X

An unplugged celebration of Gen X anthems.

EPISODE 7: APR 22

Father John Misty with the LA Phil

Father John Misty, one of the preeminent songwriters of his generation, joins forces with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for a special Sound/Stage performance.

Father John Misty
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EPISODE 8: MAY 16

Power to the People! with Jessie Montgomery

Composer Jessie Montgomery curates a program inspired by art’s role in advancing social change with Dudamel leading the LA Phil in music by Montgomery and Ellen Reid.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Program to include:
Ellen REID  When the World As You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist

EPISODE 9: JULY 8

John Williams

Marking his 90th birthday, the composer behind the musical heartbeat of countless films and a friend of the LA Phil joins Dudamel for a musical celebration.

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