“The Los Angeles Opera has selected a Latina as its next resident conductor,” writes Anabel Munoz in Friday’s (12/31) KABC TV (Los Angeles). “After serving as the conducting fellow at the Seattle Symphony and most recently the Philadelphia Orchestra, [Lina Gonzalez-Granados, a] native of the Colombian city of Cali is ready to call Los Angeles home in 2022. ‘Next season I will be doing opening night, … which is a huge, important moment at the beginning of any year,’ said Gonzalez-Granados. In Boston, Gonzalez-Granados founded Unitas Ensemble, which performs works by Latin American composers, and offers free performances…. The … conductor is a strong believer that all music has potential to be a classical piece. ‘In L.A. in general, it’s a city with such an explosion of multicultural resources. Our musics are as valuable as our beings,’ said Gonzalez-Granados…. As part of the L.A. Opera, Gonzalez-Granados will conduct some mainstage performances as well as other company programs like Off Grand, which takes opera … to different venues. ‘We share the same core values and we believe that music has to have access for all of us,’ she said.” James Conlon is music director of LA Opera.