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LA Phil: Soundstage
Friday, November 20, 2020
Category: Virtual Concerts & Programs

SOUND/STAGE is an online concert film series produced by LA Phil Media, the media and digital initiatives arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. The series brings the LA Phil’s musical programs to the screen through collaborations with music video, documentary, and feature film directors. Each episode is organized around a single artist, ensemble, or theme that is explored through music as well as supporting essays, artwork, playlists, and interviews. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series is filmed at the Hollywood Bowl, where musicians are able to perform together outside while socially distanced.

Claude Debussy once wrote, “There is nothing more musical than a sunset.” Endings are crucial in music, but they are often one of the hardest elements for a composer to do well. The closing SOUND/STAGE episode offers three masterful finishes from Beethoven, Ravel, and Gabriela Ortiz and a conversation between Dudamel and Alejandro G. Iñárritu on the nature of finales.

  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, special guest
  • RAVEL  Mother Goose: “The Fairy Garden”
  • BEETHOVEN  Finale from Symphony No. 7
  • Gabriela ORTIZ  Corpórea: “Ritual Mind – Corporeous Pulse”