Another Canto en resistencia event with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil featuring Silvana Estrada will take place over the weekend of Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The night will feature an incredible showcase of the musical compositions of composers like Roberto Sierra, Tania León, Arturo Márquez, and Gabriel Ortiz. In addition, singer/songwriter Silvana Estrada will join the orchestra to perform her music. Tickets for the concert are on sale now.
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A trio of performances will open the night, led by Sierra’s Alegría and its exploration of 18th-century fandango. This will be followed by León’s Stride, a tribute to the defiant persistence that achieved women’s suffrage through the activism of women like Susan B. Anthony. Finally, Márquez’s Danzon No. 2 will offer attendees a “jubilant escape” that pays homage to the danzón’s legacy as a traditional form of music and dance in Latin America.
After the intermission comes the music composed by Latin Grammy-nominated Ortiz, one of the most prominent composers of 21st-century Mexico. In keeping with the night’s themes of highlighting feminine-led resistance, her compositions will shed light on the work and life of Chilean folk singer and social activist Violeta Parra. This will serve as the world premiere of Seis piezas a Violeta (commissioned by the LA Phil with support from the Deborah Borda Women in the Arts Initiative) and will surely be a phenomenal highlight of the night’s performances.
For its finale, Estrada will take the stage backed by Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform a series of songs that will speak truth to power through the lenses of gender, race, and culture. The Mexican indie artist has made immense strides in recent years — in 2022 she was awarded a Latin GRAMMY for Best New Artist — performing and recording with artists like Natalia Lafourcade, Andrew Bird, and Devendra Banhart.
See Dudamel and the LA Phil featuring Silvana Estrada between Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets are available from $30-$160. Be sure to check out the rest of the shows taking place like Dudamel and the Music of Tango and Ballet; Flamenco! María Bermúdez’s Sonidos Gitanos; Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts featuring Pink Martini; and Last Days.
Words: Steven Ward