Mon OCT 9
Thu OCT 12
Fri OCT 13
Sat OCT 14
Sun OCT 15
Tue OCT 17
Our thoughts are with all who are affected by the earthquake in Mexico. A portion of our CDMX Festival ticket sales will be donated to UNICEF relief efforts.
Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX), a city of nearly nine million people, has one of the most vibrant contemporary music communities in the world. In October, the LA Phil will offer a window into Mexico City’s colorful music scene with a mix of events, including orchestral concerts with Gustavo Dudamel, and artists such as Antonio Sanchez, Natalia Lafourcade, Mexrrissey and Café Tacvba.
New Audience, New Horizons – Long one of the most acclaimed and in-demand drummers of his generation, composer/bandleader Antonio Sanchez's ever-expanding musical vision was discovered by new audiences through his Golden Globe & BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Academy Award-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Listen to the entire soundtrack here, and see Antonio Sanchez perform it live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 9.
Latin American Singing Sensation – Born in Mexico City, singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade's music weaves sounds from her native country with elements of jazz, rock, bossa nova and folk. Her 2015 song "Hasta la Raíz" won three categories at the 16th Latin Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Alternative Song. Hear her beautiful songs at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 12.
Morrissey, Reimagined – Ciudad de México’s colorfully vibrant music community features a wide array of established and emerging acts who highlight the rich traditions and contemporary creativity overflowing from this Latin-American capital. One of these acts is Mexrrissey, a Mexico City band that lends their south-of-the-border sound to the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths. See them perform live at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 14.
New Record, New Frontiers – The New York Times has called Café Tacvba the the “greatest rock band in Mexico… and… possibly even the world.” To celebrate their newest record, "Futuro," their October 15 concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel will showcase their extraordinary catalog with imaginative new arrangements and their distinctive attitude.
Cutting Edge – Ever wonder what disposable plastic plates sounded like when used as musical instruments? Well, so did composer Juan Felipe Waller, who composed "Plato Plastic Dialogues" for a percussion quartet of – you guessed it – disposable plastic plates. Click here to watch a fascinating video which details the piece's elaborate score. Then join us October 17 to hear the world premiere of a new piece by Waller commissioned by the LA Phil, performed by the LA Phil New Music Group.
This program is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. Major support provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.