“It was something very beautiful, exciting, listening to my songs arranged by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It was very magical and special. We recorded about four months ago in the midst of extreme biosecurity measures… We traveled to LA and six songs were chosen: Cumbiana, Fruta Fresca, La Bicicleta, Quiero Verte Sonreír, Pa Mayté and La Tierra del Olvido ”… As a result, we opened our tour of the United States on August 27 and 28 with the Philharmonic », said Carlos Vives after his concert.
During the conversation with Dudamel, they played music about Cumbiana, amphibian territory, life itself, and how the pandemic transformed the entire human environment.
“The balance with my wife is that I will always be in debt to her because she came into my life to teach me to value and love my things, and she has given me a beautiful family that goes beyond our children.”Carlos Vives
About Sound / Stage:
The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues to premiere the second season of Sound / Stage, which began on Friday, March 5, 2021 and ended on June 25, 2021. With musical and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel hosting, the free online series offers new LA Phil performances; Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist, activist, author, and actor Common; Grammy-winning gospel duo Mary Mary; opera star Nadine Sierra; Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and one of Latin music’s leading ambassadors Carlos Vives; the internationally acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang; and pianist David Fung, as well as conversations with John Adams, LA Phil creative president, and renowned chef José Andrés. Also making his LA Phil debut will be Martín Dudamel Marturén, Gustavo Dudamel’s nine-year-old son. Each episode includes one or more special segments, ranging from animated shorts to interviews between Dudamel and his guests. The second season of Sound / Stage and supporting material, including artist-curated playlists, show notes, and Dudamel’s insights into how each show was put together, is available at laphil.com/soundstage.
LA Phil Media is supported by the David C. Bohnett Discovery & Innovation Fund