LA Phil’s 2022-23 season: John Williams, Ellen Reid, Gabriella Smith, Julia Bullock, Pan-American Music Initiative

Posted on: March 3, 2022

“The history of collaboration between Black women artists; the legacy and thriving state of classical music in the Americas; the untold stories of women who lived during the California Gold Rush; and an immersive, multimedia exploration of the work of three historic female composers … will be explored as part of the [Los Angeles Philharmonic’s] 2022-23 season,” writes Jessica Gelt in Tuesday’s (3/1) Los Angeles Times. “LA Phil Chief Executive Chad Smith says … the L.A. Phil is planning to roll out future offerings every few months…. ‘Planning things too far out means you don’t have the flexibility in the moment to respond,’ says Smith. ‘We are trying to be a little more fleet-footed as a result of the pandemic.’ [Music Director] Gustavo Dudamel … is slated to [conduct] a night of film music by John Williams; world premieres … by Ellen Reid and Gabriella Smith; … and concerts connected to his Pan-American Music Initiative…. ‘Rock My Soul,’ the festival celebrating the history of collaboration between Black women artists, is created by soprano Julia Bullock…. ‘Electric Fields’ will pair pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque with … soprano Barbara Hannigan in an immersive, multimedia exploration of the work of … Hildegard of Bingen … Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi.”