Musician Silvana Estrada poses for a portrait in Bosque Chapultepec, Mexico City, in advance of the release of her album "Marchita." 

The Ford will close their concert season with a passionate Silvana Estrada show backed by LA Phil’s own Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) on Sunday, Oct. 23. Accompanied by her treasured Venezuelan cuatro, Estrada brings a soulful exploration into music representative of her upbringing in Mexico, amplified by an orchestral sound from Members of YOLA. Tickets to the show are now on sale for seats starting at $35—doors open at 6 PM, with the show beginning at 7:30 PM.

Brought up in an environment constantly surrounded by music, the concert comes as the latest stop in the singer-songwriter’s U.S. tour that will surely bring with it an incomparable level of intimacy brought about by Estrada’s soulful testimonies of family and culture. She released her newest album Marchita back in January of this year, an effort driven by ethereal vocals and instruments that felt close to home simultaneously.

The Latin Grammy-nominated Estrada previewed much of the album through a standout Tiny Desk Concert from last year. The concert series found itself in the childhood home of Estrada, a luthier workshop located in Coatepec, Veracruz, that provided a visual to lyrics dealing with adolescence, familial hardships, and the woes of love.

Ahead of her tour, Estrada also released a warm remedy to her often melancholy sound in the form of Abrazo, a new EP that lives up to its namesake.

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Silvana Estrada at The Ford with Members of YOLA will perform live on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 PM; doors open at 6 PM. Tickets are on sale now for $35! And while this is the last show for The Ford’s concert season, there’s more to look forward to from LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale for funk legend Chaka Khan on Sunday, Oct. 30, various dates with Yuja Wang — and although sold-out, you can grab some resale tickets for genre-defying Mexican band Café Tacvba‘s shows on Friday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22. A lot more to be seen and heard at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this season.

Words: David Sosa