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23 February 2021

LA Phil announces Season 2 of the digital streaming series, SOUND/STAGE

On March 5, 2021, the LA Phil will premiere the second season of its free digital streaming series, SOUND/STAGE. Episodes of the new season will include new performances by the LA Phil, gospel duo Mary Mary, opera star Nadine Sierra and internationally-acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang, pianist David Fung, as well as conversations with LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams and renowned chef José Andrés. Also appearing in his LA Phil debut is Martín Dudamel, Gustavo’s 9-year-old son. The second season of SOUND/STAGE, including artist-curated playlists, program notes and insights from Gustavo on how each program came together, will be available at laphil.com/soundstage
 
Gustavo offers thoughts on the new series: "It has been a joy to watch SOUND/STAGE grow and blossom, and to share it with audiences here in Los Angeles and around the world. In this second season, we explore everything from the connections between music and food to the early history of the Hollywood Bowl, and I get to share the stage with dear friends like José Andrés and John Adams. And I cannot describe how proud I am to welcome my son Martín for his LA Phil debut! Until we can all make music together again, we hope that, by sharing these moments of beauty and happiness, we can be together in spirit.”
 
SOUND/STAGE SEASON 2 BROADCAST SCHEDULE
 
Episode 1: Carnival of the Animals (March 5, 2021)
Featuring Gustavo in conversation with his son Martín (co-host) and narration from El Sistema students from around the world – Arão (12), The Recanto Youth Orchestra in Santa Maria, Brazil; Afra (14), YOLA at EXPO Center; Maya (8), The Sydney Russel School in London, England; animation by Ghost Animation.
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang and David Fung, pianos 
Martín Dudamel Maturén, co-host
SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals 
 
 
Episode 2: Pan-American Musical Feast (March 19, 2021)
Featuring Gustavo in conversation with José Andrés
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
José Andrés, special guest
Tania LEÓN  Fanfarria  
Paul DESENNE  Sinfonia Burocratica ed Amazzonica: "Bananera"
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring Suite
 
 
Episode 3: Easter Sunrise at the Hollywood Bowl (April 4, 2021)
Featuring Dudamel exploring the history of the first Easter Sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by archival photographs; playlist from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives and Hollywood Bowl Museum.
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Mary Mary, gospel singers
Nadine Sierra, soprano
BACH (arr. ALLEN)  Air pour les trompettes 
MOZART  Exsultate, Jubilate! 
Trad. (arr. Carlos SIMON)  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
 
 
Episode 4: Grand Pianola Music (April 16)
Featuring Dudamel in conversation with John Adams; accompanying visuals created by photographer and video artist Deborah O’Grady.
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Elissa Johnston, soprano 
Holly Sedillos, soprano 
Kristen Toedtman, mezzo soprano 
Deborah O’Grady, visuals
John ADAMS  Grand Pianola Music
 
 
Episode 5: Unfinished (April 30)

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
 
 
Episode 6: Dudamel and Common (June 18)
Featuring Dudamel in conversation with Common

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Common 
 
Episode 7: Dudamel and Carlos Vives (June 25)
Carlos Vives performs a special acoustic set with the LA Phil and joins Gustavo Dudamel in conversation
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Carlos Vives